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Top 100 Music Albums of 1981 by Leonard (2018)  

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Chart updated: 09/23/2018 08:15 (Created: 05/01/2015 13:51). Chart size: 100 albums.

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1. (=)

Ghost In The MachineUnited Kingdom The Police

(First added to chart: 05/01/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1981:9Rank Score:2,897
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:840
Average Rating:  75/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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2. New entry

Mahler: Symphony No. 2Mixed Nationality Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Year of Release:1981Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1981:701Rank Score:5
Rank in 1980s6,714Overall Rank:50,326
Average Rating:  75/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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3. (2) Down1

Computerwelt [Computer World]Germany Kraftwerk

(First added to chart: 05/01/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1981:4Rank Score:3,718
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  80/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4. (3) Down1

FaithUnited Kingdom The Cure

(First added to chart: 05/01/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1981:7Rank Score:3,235
Rank in 1980s119Overall Rank:749
Average Rating:  77/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5. (4) Down1

StillUnited Kingdom Joy Division

(First added to chart: 04/12/2016)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1981:71Rank Score:444
Rank in 1980s619Overall Rank:3,896
Average Rating:  76/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6. (5) Down1

TimeUnited Kingdom Electric Light Orchestra

(First added to chart: 05/01/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1981:8Rank Score:3,116
Rank in 1980s123Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  74/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7. (6) Down1

Penthouse And PavementUnited Kingdom Heaven 17

(First added to chart: 05/01/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1981:58Rank Score:571
Rank in 1980s515Overall Rank:3,206
Average Rating:  70/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8. (7) Down1

StarterSwitzerland Starter

(First added to chart: 05/01/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1981:648Rank Score:6
Rank in 1980s6,195Overall Rank:46,479
Average Rating:  71/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9. (8) Down1

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsUnited States Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays

(First added to chart: 02/22/2016)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1981:263Rank Score:68
Rank in 1980s2,511Overall Rank:17,708
Average Rating:  81/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10. (9) Down1

Face ValueUnited Kingdom Phil Collins

(First added to chart: 05/01/2015)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1981:22Rank Score:1,502
Rank in 1980s236Overall Rank:1,488
Average Rating:  72/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of 1981 composition

Artist Albums %


Tangerine Dream 2 2%
D.A.F. 2 2%
Synergy 2 2%
Adam And The Ants 1 1%
Grace Jones 1 1%
Ton Steine Scherben 1 1%
Ph.D. 1 1%
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Country Albums %


Germany 32 32%
United Kingdom 30 30%
United States 18 18%
Switzerland 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Canada 2 2%
Netherlands 2 2%
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Top 100 Music Albums of 1981 chart changes

Biggest fallers
fallers Down 1 from 2nd to 3rd
Computerwelt [Computer World]
by Kraftwerk
fallers Down 1 from 3rd to 4th
Faith
by The Cure
fallers Down 1 from 4th to 5th
Still
by Joy Division
New entries
newentries Mahler: Symphony No. 2
by Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Top 100 Music Albums of 1981 ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 4 votes)
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85/100
05/06/2018 19:48
79/100
  
75/100
07/22/2017 06:12
83/100
  
90/100
06/20/2017 22:55
90/100
  
80/100
05/04/2015 02:25
82/100

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From PeterSmith 05/06/2018 19:48
Respect to anyone who can create so many top 100 charts by year - you must eat, sleep and shit music. I recognise all the UK stuff and liked these guys at the time as well but was nowhere close to be getting and listening to their albums - singles were enough. I do regret it but trying to make up for lost time and there are a few German bands I will pick up - I recall Krafwerk's Model from early 80's.
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From authorunknown 07/22/2017 06:12
Ghost in the machine. Great album that often is forgotten when talking about Police. Nice.
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From sssvnnn 05/04/2015 02:25
Those "New Romantics" were nothing for me.
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