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Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s by New Music Express (1990)

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The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,602 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:56,347
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,852 votes)
Comments: 176 comments
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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:2,001 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,638
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,327 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,193
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  78/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1987Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:11,973
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  81/100 (708 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackUnited States Public Enemy

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:649 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:13,929
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  79/100 (797 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,927
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  80/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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Hatful Of Hollow
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United Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:10,160
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:283
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,185 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,728
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,546 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:2,562
Rank in 1980s145Overall Rank:980
Average Rating:  79/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order

(First added to chart: 02/03/2019)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,815
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  80/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 6 12%
1981 3 6%
1982 7 14%
1983 1 2%
1984 3 6%
1985 7 14%
1986 6 12%
1987 5 10%
1988 8 16%
1989 4 8%
Artist Albums %


The Smiths 4 8%
Dexys Midnight Runners 2 4%
Elvis Costello & The Attractions 2 4%
Echo & The Bunnymen 2 4%
Tom Waits 2 4%
Public Enemy 2 4%
Big Black 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 28 56%
United States 19 38%
Mixed Nationality 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
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