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Top-rated albums of 1980

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1980 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,444 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:45,411
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,637 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,141 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,094
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,463 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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3.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:5,701
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  82/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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4.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:4,277
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:582
Average Rating:  81/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:6,886
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  81/100 (765 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,466
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  81/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

AzraCroatia (Hrvatska) Azra
Year of Release:1980Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1980:138Rank Score:181
Rank in 1980s1,204Overall Rank:7,943
Average Rating:  81/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,633
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  80/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:943 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:24,881
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,452 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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10.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,521
Rank in 1980s143Overall Rank:949
Average Rating:  79/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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