Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by Johnnyo

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[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
Year of Release:
1989
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132
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2. (=)
[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
Year of Release:
1987
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4,612
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[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
41,730
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[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
Year of Release:
1987
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21,972
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[First added to this chart: 05/23/2012]
Year of Release:
1988
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1,557
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[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
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1988
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Rank Score:
401
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[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
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1984
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313
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[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
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1989
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109
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9. (10) Up1
[First added to this chart: 02/06/2012]
Year of Release:
1989
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1,120
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[First added to this chart: 12/26/2011]
Year of Release:
1989
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28,230
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 6 6%
1981 2 2%
1982 4 4%
1983 4 4%
1984 15 15%
1985 15 15%
1986 12 12%
1987 11 11%
1988 15 15%
1989 16 16%
Artist Albums %


The Dream Syndicate 6 6%
U2 5 5%
Giant Sand 4 4%
R.E.M. 4 4%
Bruce Springsteen 4 4%
Pixies 3 3%
INXS 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 63 63%
United Kingdom 21 21%
Ireland 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Canada 3 3%
Australia 3 3%
Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 90 90%
Yes 10 10%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

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Biggest fallers
Faller Down 11 from 35th to 46th
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Faller Down 7 from 7th to 14th
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by The Groundhogs
Faller Down 3 from 13th to 16th
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by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

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87/100 (from 17 votes)
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From 08/13/2019 11:14
Good to see that there’s another dream syndicate fan out there dihansse. Live at Raji’s is one of the finest live albums of all time.
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From 08/12/2019 16:59
Great chart, of course especially your number one which is one of the best live albums ever. But also many recs...
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From 07/21/2019 15:05
Nice chart!! Would be great to see some non-English language stuff creeping in ...
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From 07/01/2014 06:34
Great chart with a lot rare picks I like (Lloyd Cole, Giant Sand, Bruce Cockburn, John Hiatt, Cris Cacavas...maybe more of them should appear in my chart)
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From 11/15/2012 05:03
Good diversity, great to see Warren Zevon included. I felt that your #62-65 slots were an afterthought used to cram in the folk chicks.
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From 10/23/2012 22:50
Kings X, Lone Justice, Waits, Young & Zevon! What a fantastic chart. Only minus is R.E.M. I will ignore the R.E.M albums and give you a full score.
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From 07/12/2012 16:22
Every Dream Syndicate album is a gem. There are actaully a few more including another really tasty live album which might get added @ a later date. Green On Red will soon be added & yes, I have to have @ least a couple of Giant Sands as well. Good call lacashirearab.
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85/100
From 06/16/2012 09:56
I never knew the Dream Syndicate had so many albums and I had totally forgotten about Danny & Dusty. Surely you can get up to 100 by adding some Green on Red albums or something by Giant Sand.
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From 04/06/2012 03:27
Interesting! Neil Young's Freedom is fantastic.
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From 01/21/2012 10:54
I certainly must come back to this chart, very interesting indeed.
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