Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by sssvnnn (2020)

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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
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1985
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15,860
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
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1982
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709
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
Year of Release:
1980
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34,582
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
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1983
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113
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
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1983
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9,704
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
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1981
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567
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
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1984
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151
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
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1980
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132
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1989
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2,739
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[First added to this chart: 08/12/2013]
Year of Release:
1980
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3,235
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 18 18%
1981 18 18%
1982 9 9%
1983 9 9%
1984 12 12%
1985 5 5%
1986 5 5%
1987 6 6%
1988 10 10%
1989 8 8%
Artist Albums %


John Cale 5 5%
The Cure 3 3%
Tom Waits 3 3%
Talking Heads 3 3%
Kevin Coyne 3 3%
Tuxedomoon 3 3%
Peter Hammill 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 40 40%
United Kingdom 26 26%
Germany 15 15%
Sweden 4 4%
Ireland 3 3%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Netherlands 2 2%
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 5 from 61st to 56th
Half-Mute
by Tuxedomoon
climbers Up 3 from 57th to 54th
Bursting Bubbles
by Kevin Coyne
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 4 from 56th to 60th
Halber Mensch
by Einstürzende Neubauten
fallers Down 3 from 54th to 57th
Genesis
by Genesis
fallers Down 3 from 55th to 58th
Faith
by The Cure

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87/100 (from 27 votes)
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From 08/20/2019 21:51
Great! Tuxedomoon gettin love :)
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From 08/20/2019 09:44
I already left a rating around a year and a half ago but since this is chart of the day I'll leave a comment too.

Brilliant chart, with great diversity of genre and inclusion of non-English speaking countries (no doubt helped by your own nationality).

Given the creativity of charts like your 'Strange Girls' I suppose I expected nothing less - add some notes as to why these are your favourites of the 80s and I'd happily raise my score to a perfect rating!!
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From 03/03/2018 08:12
Listening to that album of Tom Waits, I can understand this can be someone's all-time favorite. It's raw, weird and conceptual. Sadly, I'm not that someone, but I can enjoy the fact you are. I can see you've put a lot of personality in this chart, maybe a bit more variation in genres might make it better. But then again, I don't know half of these albums.
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From 03/02/2018 19:36
Good with some Tom Waits my dude.
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From 03/02/2018 14:46
Love seeing Remain in Light so high! Seventeen seconds is definitely an underrated record as well.
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From 05/05/2017 13:54
the few albums we have in common, I like a lot (New York, Discipline in particular)
'I Advance Masked' was a nice choice. 'Bewitched" would have been a good one also
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90/100
From 05/05/2017 11:53
I have a problem with Tom Waits and Police. Apart from this, excellent. I know it is silly to rate the quality of a chart by the number of albums "in common" but it always warms my heart to see Kevin Coyne appreciated.
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From 05/05/2017 09:40
Excellent chart. I like it!
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From 07/11/2016 15:20
Excellent eighties chart! Remain in Light and Rain Dogs are such fantastic albums. Enjoy some of the selections that didn't make my chart too, such as Seventeen Seconds.
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From 07/21/2014 15:27
14 matches to my 80s list! And some were unique and surprising like Ambitious Lovers and Fela's Black President.
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