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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:1,347 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:42,126
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,537 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,078 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:31,762
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,394 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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3.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:5,214
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  82/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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4.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:4,015
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  81/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:477 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:6,561
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  81/100 (714 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,334
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  81/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

AzraCroatia (Hrvatska) Azra
Year of Release:1980Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1980:211Rank Score:90
Rank in 1980s2,012Overall Rank:13,754
Average Rating:  80/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:901 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:23,983
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,404 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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9.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,379
Rank in 1980s149Overall Rank:968
Average Rating:  79/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,658
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  79/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 12 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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