Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by Rm12398

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8th August 2022: SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR- MARILLION enters the chart at #47.
10th August 2022: STRANGE TIMES- THE CHAMELEONS enters the chart at #30.
11th August 2022: TODAY- GALAXIE 500 enters the chart at #87.
16th August 2022: POWERSLAVE- IRON MAIDEN enters the chart at #96.
10th September 2022: IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD- THE POGUES enters the chart at #46.
15th September: CAIFANES- CAIFANES enters the chart at #52.
16th September 2022: THUNDER AND CONSOLATION- NEW MODEL ARMY enters the chart at #84.
21st September 2022: TEXAS FLOOD- STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE enters the chart at #90.
14th October 2022: SOUND AFFECTS- THE JAM enters the chart at #86.
17th October 2022: CLUTCHING AT STRAWS- MARILLION enters the chart at #56.
1st November 2022: YOU CAN'T HIDE YOUR LOVE FOREVER- ORANGE JUICE enters the chart at #62.
1st November 2022: THE RIVER- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN enters the chart at #54.
3rd November 2022: DISINTERGRATION- THE CURE drops from #3 to #4.
4th November 2022: PLEASE TO MEET ME- THE REPLACEMENTS enters the chart at #91.
4th November 2022: EVOL- SONIC YOUTH enters the chart at #97.
4th November 2022: KALEIDOSCOPE- SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES enters the chart at #84.
5th November 2022: CRUEZA DE MAR- FABRIZIO DE ANDRE enters the chart at #97.
6th November 2022: 1999- PRINCE enters the chart at #99.
10th April 2023: GRACELAND- PAUL SIMON drops from #2 to #19.
21st April 2023: SPIRIT OF EDEN- TALK TALK drops from #5 to #38.
2nd May 2023: THRILLER- MICHAEL JACKSON drops from #2 to #23.

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Top Tracks: I Know It's Over, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Cemetry Gates.
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[First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
Year of Release:
1986
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38,627
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1989
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27,761
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Top Tracks: Graceland, Crazy Love Vol II, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes.
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[First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
11,729
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1988
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1,231
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A- [First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
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1985
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3,003
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A- [First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
Year of Release:
1985
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3,329
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A- [First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
Year of Release:
1982
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5,780
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A- [First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
Year of Release:
1982
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16,959
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A- [First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
Year of Release:
1985
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Rank Score:
4,698
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90/100 (A) [First added to this chart: 04/11/2022]
Year of Release:
1983
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5,194
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 11 11%
1981 3 3%
1982 11 11%
1983 8 8%
1984 6 6%
1985 11 11%
1986 9 9%
1987 14 14%
1988 15 15%
1989 12 12%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 6 6%
The Smiths 4 4%
The Replacements 3 3%
Marillion 3 3%
Bruce Springsteen 3 3%
Talking Heads 3 3%
R.E.M. 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 46 46%
United States 40 40%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Australia 3 3%
Canada 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%
Argentina 1 1%
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Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 1 from 35th to 34th
Spirit Of Eden
by Talk Talk
Climber Up 1 from 34th to 33rd
Heaven And Hell
by Black Sabbath
Climber Up 1 from 33rd to 32nd
Bad
by Michael Jackson
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 22 from 13th to 35th
The Colour Of Spring
by Talk Talk

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awesome chart !!!!!!!
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From 06/26/2022 00:14
Outstanding eighties chart! Happy to see Talking Heads represented generously here, particularly Speaking in Tongues, which I've been revisiting quite a bit lately. Great job on this!
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