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Top 62 Music Albums of the 1980s by WilliamFrayer (2019)

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Chart updated: 02/25/2019 22:15 (Created: 08/11/2017 05:22). Chart size: 62 albums.

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Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes

(First added to chart: 03/14/2018)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:697 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,429
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  82/100 (767 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads

(First added to chart: 09/12/2017)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,503 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:47,261
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,743 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 10/17/2018)
Year of Release:1987Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:11,285
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  81/100 (886 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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DoolittleUnited States Pixies

(First added to chart: 09/12/2017)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,099 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:83,186
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,390 votes)
Comments: 246 comments
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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 01/24/2018)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,989 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,386
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,316 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies

(First added to chart: 09/12/2017)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,052 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:27,693
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,514 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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Hatful Of Hollow
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United Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 09/23/2017)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,881
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:287
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush

(First added to chart: 08/09/2018)
Year of Release:1982Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:8,174
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  80/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 09/23/2017)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:741 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,492
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,135 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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JamboreeUnited States Beat Happening

(First added to chart: 09/18/2018)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1988:46Rank Score:635
Rank in 1980s481Overall Rank:3,041
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Top 62 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 4 6%
1981 3 5%
1982 6 10%
1983 6 10%
1984 11 18%
1985 7 11%
1986 6 10%
1987 8 13%
1988 5 8%
1989 6 10%
Artist Albums %


The Smiths 6 10%
R.E.M. 5 8%
Sonic Youth 3 5%
Bruce Springsteen 2 3%
Violent Femmes 2 3%
Talking Heads 2 3%
New Order 2 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 35 56%
United Kingdom 22 35%
Ireland 2 3%
Canada 1 2%
Jamaica 1 2%
Australia 1 2%

Top 62 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 11 from 25th to 14th
The Stone Roses
by The Stone Roses
climbers Up 2 from 14th to 12th
Hounds Of Love
by Kate Bush
climbers Up 1 from 27th to 26th
The Blue Mask
by Lou Reed
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 8 from 48th to 56th
War
by U2
fallers Down 8 from 49th to 57th
Nebraska
by Bruce Springsteen
fallers Down 8 from 50th to 58th
Back In Black
by AC/DC
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newentries VU
by The Velvet Underground
newentries Hallowed Ground
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newentries Ocean Rain
by Echo & The Bunnymen
newentries Pretty Hate Machine
by Nine Inch Nails
newentries Synchronicity
by The Police
newentries ...And Don't The Kids Just Love It
by Television Personalities
newentries Snowball
by The Field Mice
newentries The Ascension
by Glenn Branca
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