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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by eclab (2017)  

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Chart updated: 12/14/2017 12:15 (Created: 07/08/2012 03:01). Chart size: 100 albums.

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DoolittleUnited States Pixies
9.6
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,997 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:79,704
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,245 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
9.4
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:19,734
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:126
Average Rating:  81/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
9.4
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,212 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:37,648
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,414 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
9.4
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,123 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:32,746
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,443 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
9.3+
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,014 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:27,102
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,409 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
9.3
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:667 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,026
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  82/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
9.3
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:860 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,021
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (865 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
9.3
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,911 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:74,321
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,174 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
9.3
(First added to chart: 07/10/2012)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,424 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:45,230
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,612 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
9.3
(First added to chart: 08/05/2013)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:851 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,664
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 10 10%
1981 6 6%
1982 9 9%
1983 13 13%
1984 10 10%
1985 12 12%
1986 13 13%
1987 11 11%
1988 7 7%
1989 9 9%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 3 3%
Bruce Springsteen 3 3%
The Smiths 3 3%
Metallica 3 3%
R.E.M. 3 3%
Talking Heads 2 2%
Talk Talk 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 49 49%
United Kingdom 44 44%
Ireland 4 4%
Australia 2 2%
Canada 1 1%

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85/100 (from 17 votes)
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85/100
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81/100
 
100/100
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97/100
 
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From Peppa 07/11/2018 09:25
good picks!!
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From buzzdainer 07/18/2016 04:22
Wow, what a great eighties chart! I love many of the albums you've included here, particularly Doolittle, Graceland, Murmur, and Remain in Light. I'm also happy to see the Violent Femmes' self-titled debut in your top ten, as that one plays a huge role in many of my own memories of high school. Terrific work on this chart!
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From sssvnnn 03/28/2015 01:52
good
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From manueloliveira 05/25/2014 09:49
good chart, with Talking Heads and The Smiths well placed and The Replacements which is not so common.
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From PauloPaz 01/17/2014 14:47
All good albums. Good sense.
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From sheep21 04/14/2013 01:50
Good start. I think you could massively expand this chart however.
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From imnotanotter 01/17/2013 16:38
'Bout as good as it gets for poor old 80's.
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