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Top 100 Greatest Synthpop Albums by Secondsoul (2015)  

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Recently I've been watching a couple of excellent documentarys on the BBC iplayer and youtube about The Human League and OMD. This brought back memories of growing up in the early eighties when synthesizer bands dominated the UK charts. German band Kraftwerk were a massive influence on many of these bands. These are the best synthpop albums ever made imo. The majority will come from that early eighties period when the genre was at it's peak, but I've also thrown in a few others from later years also. This chart is limited to a maximum of three albums per artist.

Chart updated: 04/11/2015 01:15 (Created: 11/16/2014 01:04). Chart size: 100 albums.

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ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1990Appears in:842 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,572
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,087
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  81/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Computerwelt [Computer World]Germany Kraftwerk

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1981:2Rank Score:4,030
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  81/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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DareUnited Kingdom The Human League

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1981:10Rank Score:2,806
Rank in 1980s133Overall Rank:875
Average Rating:  74/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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The Pleasure PrincipleUnited Kingdom Gary Numan

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1979:25Rank Score:1,568
Rank in 1970s315Overall Rank:1,467
Average Rating:  78/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)United Kingdom Simple Minds

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1982Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1982:12Rank Score:2,676
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:910
Average Rating:  77/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Architecture And MoralityUnited Kingdom Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1981:28Rank Score:1,160
Rank in 1980s305Overall Rank:1,877
Average Rating:  76/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Non-Stop Erotic CabaretUnited Kingdom Soft Cell

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1981:42Rank Score:806
Rank in 1980s399Overall Rank:2,509
Average Rating:  73/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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The Bones Of What You BelieveUnited Kingdom Chvrches

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:2013Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2013:29Rank Score:1,460
Rank in 2010s173Overall Rank:1,551
Average Rating:  74/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)United Kingdom Eurythmics

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1983:31Rank Score:899
Rank in 1980s362Overall Rank:2,313
Average Rating:  75/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Synthpop Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 8 8%
1980s 76 76%
1990s 3 3%
2000s 5 5%
2010s 8 8%
Artist Albums %


Ultravox 3 3%
Depeche Mode 3 3%
Erasure 3 3%
Pet Shop Boys 3 3%
Duran Duran 3 3%
The Human League 3 3%
Gary Numan 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 78 78%
United States 6 6%
Australia 4 4%
Germany 4 4%
Sweden 2 2%
Norway 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
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Top 100 Greatest Synthpop Albums chart changes

Biggest fallers
fallers Down 2 from 69th to 71st
Animotion
by Animotion
fallers Down 1 from 66th to 67th
Empires And Dance
by Simple Minds
fallers Down 1 from 67th to 68th
Touch
by Eurythmics
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newentries Shrines
by Purity Ring

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From craola 08/11/2016 16:29
i got strng digs agnst the Order, but overall, fantasy chart. some solid remind'd and even solider rec'd. been putting down a load of synpop of late, so i'm stoken out staking the jjoint.
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From Secondsoul 06/20/2015 12:47
Check out my list of what I consider to be the Top 500 Greatest Synthpop Tracks -

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEXox2R2RxZKyTTlt3kxvtJbI_Cw1K1IX
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From johnner 05/03/2015 22:55
V enjoyable chart to flick thru but am surprised PSB's Introspection is rated so low in the chart.
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From benpaco 11/16/2014 08:18
Awesome chart man, always great to see someone else who enjoys OMD! For a less traditional spin, may I recommend Teledrome? They made a synthpunk album this year that's pretty awesome.
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