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RankAlbumArtist
19.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,055 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:81,882
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,303 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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21.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,957 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,336
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,235 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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29.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,564 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,995
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,791 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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36.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,487 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:49,014
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,977 votes)
Comments: 191 comments
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40.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,474 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:45,988
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,665 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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44.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,315 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:42,461
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,464 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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57.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,237 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:37,883
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,447 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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65.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,159 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,204
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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70.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,090 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:32,017
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:70
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,554 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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73.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,195 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:31,378
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,647 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 209 2%
1960s 638 6%
1970s 1519 15%
1980s 1490 15%
1990s 1978 20%
2000s 2414 24%
2010s 1745 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5062 51%
United Kingdom 2659 27%
Canada 459 5%
Australia 232 2%
Mixed Nationality 210 2%
Germany 172 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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