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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:1,287 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:40,211
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,469 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,053 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:31,306
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,349 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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3.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:5,065
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  82/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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4.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,202
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  81/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1980:6Rank Score:6,438
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  81/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:3,796
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:619
Average Rating:  81/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:875 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:23,484
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,369 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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8.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:2,252
Rank in 1980s158Overall Rank:1,005
Average Rating:  79/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

The Second AlbumUnited States Suicide
Year of Release:1980Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1980:110Rank Score:229
Rank in 1980s985Overall Rank:6,292
Average Rating:  79/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1980:25Rank Score:1,945
Rank in 1980s183Overall Rank:1,148
Average Rating:  79/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 13 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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