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[First added to this chart: 11/22/2011]
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1986
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[First added to this chart: 11/22/2011]
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1989
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31,246
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[First added to this chart: 01/17/2012]
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1985
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846
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[First added to this chart: 11/22/2011]
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1985
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4,665
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[First added to this chart: 06/29/2013]
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1985
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468
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[First added to this chart: 03/04/2012]
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1981
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997
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[First added to this chart: 11/22/2011]
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1982
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3,687
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[First added to this chart: 11/22/2011]
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1986
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7,355
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[First added to this chart: 11/22/2011]
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1987
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153
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[First added to this chart: 11/22/2011]
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1988
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1,387
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 10 10%
1981 13 13%
1982 9 9%
1983 6 6%
1984 11 11%
1985 15 15%
1986 16 16%
1987 9 9%
1988 7 7%
1989 4 4%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 50 50%
Australia 32 32%
United States 9 9%
Mixed Nationality 7 7%
New Zealand 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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by The Cure

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87/100 (from 27 votes)
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From 12/11/2019 03:01
It's not my favourite decade but what a perfect list.. I should gonna check those albums. The fact that you put The Colour of Spring by Talk Talk on the number one it says everything.

Magnificent.
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From 05/07/2019 21:14
such a different list but at least we can agree on Peter Gabriel, The Talking Heads and David Bowie
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From 05/07/2019 08:14
An interesting mix of stuff from a decade I find hard to love. Would be nice to see some albums outside of the anglophone bubble (+ some notes would be great!), here's a few you might enjoy:

Hiroshi Yoshimura - Wave Notation 1: Music For Nine Postcards
Klaus Mitffoch - Klaus Mitffoch
CCCP Fedeli alla Linea - 1964-1985 ...
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From 08/16/2015 21:29
Magnificent 80s
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From 08/16/2015 08:27
Amazing chart, especially for such a great decade.
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From 06/27/2014 09:45
I like your chart - lot`s of good New Wave albums that marginally missed my chart.
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From 01/16/2013 02:32
Perfect decade, perfect chart!
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From 12/14/2012 12:47
This is a good list, lot's of my favourites in there!
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From 05/02/2012 11:16
I'm not the biggest fan of The Cure but despite their prevelence @ the top your chart I have to take my hat off to you. Excellent chart.
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From 01/19/2012 19:13
good
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Best Albums of 1988
1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
2. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
3. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
4. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
5. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
6. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
7. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
8. Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine
9. Green by R.E.M.
10. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
12. Operation: Mindcrime by Queensrÿche
13. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
14. The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys
15. If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues
16. Tender Prey by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. Rattle And Hum by U2
18. 16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens
19. Viva Hate by Morrissey
20. Fisherman's Blues by The Waterboys
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