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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by Gowi (2019)

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A collected summary of my favorite records of the roaring 80s – though to truly crack the surface one needs to unveil specific years to see that it was an era defined by far more than new wave, hair metal, and college rock.

Chart updated: 03/08/2019 18:45 (Created: 02/27/2019 01:10). Chart size: 100 albums.

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DoolittleUnited States Pixies

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,125 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:84,304
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,419 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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In The Flat FieldUnited Kingdom Bauhaus

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1980:28Rank Score:1,995
Rank in 1980s195Overall Rank:1,229
Average Rating:  79/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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DocumentUnited States R.E.M.

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1987Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:7,151
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  81/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1983:12Rank Score:3,113
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  80/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,285 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:38,494
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,517 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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Zen ArcadeUnited States Hüsker Dü

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1984Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1984:12Rank Score:6,037
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  79/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Mambo NassauFrance Lizzy Mercier Descloux

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1981:125Rank Score:231
Rank in 1980s1,056Overall Rank:6,891
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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For YouJapan 山下達郎 [Tatsuro Yamashita]

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1982Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1982:117Rank Score:191
Rank in 1980s1,198Overall Rank:7,941
Average Rating:  78/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:950 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:24,605
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  84/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 02/27/2019)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:2,013 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,909
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,349 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 10 10%
1981 10 10%
1982 10 10%
1983 10 10%
1984 10 10%
1985 10 10%
1986 10 10%
1987 10 10%
1988 10 10%
1989 10 10%
Artist Albums %


R.E.M. 5 5%
The Replacements 3 3%
Dead Kennedys 3 3%
The Fall 2 2%
The Cure 2 2%
Pixies 2 2%
Bauhaus 2 2%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 57 57%
United Kingdom 32 32%
Japan 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Sweden 2 2%
Switzerland 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

New entries
newentries Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
by Pixies
newentries Pornography
by The Cure
newentries Powerslave
by Iron Maiden
newentries Rain Dogs
by Tom Waits
newentries Soul Mining
by The The
newentries Disintegration
by The Cure
newentries Children Of God
by Swans
newentries Discipline
by King Crimson
newentries AutoAmerican
by Blondie
newentries Skylarking
by XTC
newentries Treasure
by Cocteau Twins
newentries You're Living All Over Me
by Dinosaur Jr.
newentries This Nation's Saving Grace
by The Fall
newentries King Of America
by The Costello Show Featuring The Attractions And Confederates
newentries The Stone Roses
by The Stone Roses
newentries Kaleidoscope
by Siouxsie And The Banshees
newentries The Dreaming
by Kate Bush
newentries Green
by R.E.M.
newentries Honor Among Thieves
by John Terlazzo
newentries Slow Children
by Slow Children
newentries Let It Be
by The Replacements
newentries Deceit
by This Heat
newentries Lucinda Williams
by Lucinda Williams
newentries Lifes Rich Pageant
by R.E.M.
newentries Tim
by The Replacements
newentries Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
by Dead Kennedys
newentries Hex Enduction Hour
by The Fall
newentries Closer
by Joy Division
newentries Murmur
by R.E.M.
newentries Cloudland
by Pere Ubu
newentries Operation: Mindcrime
by Queensrÿche
newentries Songs About Fucking
by Big Black
newentries On Fire
by Galaxie 500
newentries Youth Of America
by Wipers
newentries Shoot Out The Lights
by Richard & Linda Thompson
newentries Swordfishtrombones
by Tom Waits
newentries Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
by Dead Kennedys
newentries Reckoning
by R.E.M.
newentries The Colour Of Spring
by Talk Talk
newentries To Mega Therion
by Celtic Frost
newentries Remain In Light
by Talking Heads
newentries Shiver
by Virna Lindt
newentries Purple Rain
by Prince And The Revolution
newentries Blind Man's Zoo
by 10,000 Maniacs
newentries Pleased To Meet Me
by The Replacements
newentries Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
by Candlemass
newentries Bug
by Dinosaur Jr.
newentries All American Girls
by Sister Sledge
newentries Glassworks
by Philip Glass
newentries Dinosaur
by Dinosaur
newentries From The Lion's Mouth
by The Sound
newentries Thriller
by Michael Jackson
newentries Double Nickels On The Dime
by Minutemen
newentries Surprise Surprise Surprise
by Miracle Legion
newentries Telepathic Surgery
by The Flaming Lips
newentries Atomizer
by Big Black
newentries Tracy Chapman
by Tracy Chapman
newentries The Commercial Album
by The Residents
newentries Filth
by Swans
newentries Love
by The Cult
newentries Diana
by Diana Ross
newentries Mask
by Bauhaus
newentries EVOL
by Sonic Youth
newentries Alice In Hell
by Annihilator
newentries The Trinity Session
by Cowboy Junkies
newentries After 5 Clash
by Toshiki Kadomatsu
newentries Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
by Discharge
newentries Speaking In Tongues
by Talking Heads
newentries Warehouse: Songs And Stories
by Hüsker Dü
newentries Fear Of Tomorrow
by Artillery
newentries Colossal Youth
by Young Marble Giants
newentries Diamond Life
by Sade
newentries Head Over Heels
by Cocteau Twins
newentries Screaming For Vengeance
by Judas Priest
newentries Scarecrow
by John Cougar Mellencamp
newentries Bleach
by Nirvana
newentries It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
by Public Enemy
newentries Crimson Glory
by Crimson Glory
newentries Bad
by Michael Jackson
newentries Talk Talk Talk
by The Psychedelic Furs
newentries Faces
by Earth, Wind & Fire
newentries Juju
by Siouxsie And The Banshees
newentries Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1
by Helloween
newentries Ragin', Full-On
by fIREHOSE
newentries Night Time
by Killing Joke
newentries Psalm 9
by Trouble
newentries Plastic Surgery Disasters
by Dead Kennedys
newentries Earwig
by Blake Babies
newentries Transcendence
by Crimson Glory
newentries The Crossing
by Big Country
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