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Best Albums of the 1980s by Slant Magazine (2012)  

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ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,195 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:31,436
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,652 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,010 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:25,588
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,176 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1988Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:13,472
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  79/100 (758 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979*Appears in:2,263 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,346
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,533 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:641 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,286
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  82/100 (793 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6. New entry

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,474 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:46,286
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,672 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,156 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,255
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,488 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,856
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  79/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,233
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  78/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:888 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,827
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (901 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Best Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 8 8%
1981 6 6%
1982 10 10%
1983 9 9%
1984 13 13%
1985 6 6%
1986 14 14%
1987 12 12%
1988 9 9%
1989 12 12%
Artist Albums %


R.E.M. 4 4%
Kate Bush 3 3%
The Smiths 3 3%
The Clash 3 3%
Sonic Youth 3 3%
Talking Heads 3 3%
Madonna 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 52 52%
United Kingdom 39 39%
Ireland 4 4%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Jamaica 1 1%

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From GandalfORiley345 05/02/2014 02:27
Thriller can´t be the best album of the 80s, London Calling it´from the 70s, and Prince is Overrated, again.
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From Bleebop 12/09/2013 17:56
No Dire Straits or Stevie Ray Vaughn, but 8 artists with 3 entries?
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