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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:1,495 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:46,680
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,708 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,175 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,430
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,514 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:5,940
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  82/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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4.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:523 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:7,053
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  81/100 (796 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,414
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  81/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:4,273
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  81/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

AzraCroatia (Hrvatska) Azra
Year of Release:1980Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1980:138Rank Score:182
Rank in 1980s1,227Overall Rank:8,138
Average Rating:  80/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,784
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:679
Average Rating:  80/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:970 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:25,349
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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10.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:2,485
Rank in 1980s151Overall Rank:993
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 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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