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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:855 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,720
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,019 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,164
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  81/100 (672 votes)
Comments: 40 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 1981:3Rank Score:3,896
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  81/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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DareUnited Kingdom The Human League

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1981:9Rank Score:2,941
Rank in 1980s130Overall Rank:853
Average Rating:  75/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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The Pleasure PrincipleUnited Kingdom Gary Numan

(First added to chart: 03/06/2015)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1979:25Rank Score:1,573
Rank in 1970s320Overall Rank:1,486
Average Rating:  78/100 (167 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:198 charts
Rank in 1982:12Rank Score:2,739
Rank in 1980s137Overall Rank:904
Average Rating:  77/100 (209 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:131 charts
Rank in 1981:27Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1980s299Overall Rank:1,853
Average Rating:  77/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 10 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 1981:43Rank Score:803
Rank in 1980s404Overall Rank:2,547
Average Rating:  73/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 11 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:170 charts
Rank in 2013:25Rank Score:1,578
Rank in 2010s165Overall Rank:1,477
Average Rating:  74/100 (286 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:133 charts
Rank in 1983:32Rank Score:916
Rank in 1980s359Overall Rank:2,301
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 %


Gary Numan 3 3%
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 3 3%
Ultravox 3 3%
Depeche Mode 3 3%
Pet Shop Boys 3 3%
Erasure 3 3%
Duran Duran 3 3%
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Country Albums %


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

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fallers Down 1 from 66th to 67th
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fallers Down 1 from 67th to 68th
Touch
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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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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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V enjoyable chart to flick thru but am surprised PSB's Introspection is rated so low in the chart.
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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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