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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by replacementlevel (2019)

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The world wouldn't suffer much if this decade never happened, but there are 10-20 phenomenal albums here and a bunch of decent music pushing new boundaries after that.

Chart updated: 01/17/2019 22:15 (Created: 09/04/2013 21:33). Chart size: 100 albums.

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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:2,013 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,909
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,349 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,285 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:38,494
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,517 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:14,219
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  79/100 (803 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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DoolittleUnited States Pixies

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,125 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:84,304
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,419 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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Let It BeUnited States The Replacements

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:626 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:12,370
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:915 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:23,641
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,072 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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PretendersUnited Kingdom Pretenders

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1980:8Rank Score:4,632
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  79/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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ReckoningUnited States R.E.M.

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1984:15Rank Score:4,646
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  80/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:675 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,502
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (828 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush

(First added to chart: 09/04/2013)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:950 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:24,605
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  84/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 12 12%
1981 6 6%
1982 7 7%
1983 6 6%
1984 11 11%
1985 9 9%
1986 12 12%
1987 12 12%
1988 13 13%
1989 12 12%
Artist Albums %


The Smiths 4 4%
R.E.M. 4 4%
Sonic Youth 3 3%
Metallica 3 3%
Violent Femmes 2 2%
Kate Bush 2 2%
Dinosaur Jr. 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 58 58%
United Kingdom 37 37%
Ireland 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
Australia 1 1%

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Biggest fallers
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83/100 (from 6 votes)
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90/100
02/13/2019 14:57
83/100
  
80/100
11/18/2016 14:19
83/100
  
100/100
05/19/2016 07:49
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12/27/2014 01:57
87/100
  
80/100
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82/100

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From Oselju
33 albums in common !...
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From vmp
Madonna and George Michael???
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From sssvnnn
Ok, you´re no fan of the 80´s music.
Keeping that in mind your chart is quite good.
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