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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:1,475 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:46,074
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,667 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,158 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,192
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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3.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:5,791
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  81/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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4.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:4,207
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  81/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:512 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:6,938
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  81/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,405
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  81/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

AzraCroatia (Hrvatska) Azra
Year of Release:1980Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1980:139Rank Score:181
Rank in 1980s1,212Overall Rank:8,056
Average Rating:  80/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,738
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  80/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,574
Rank in 1980s141Overall Rank:947
Average Rating:  79/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:955 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:25,065
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,471 votes)
Comments: 112 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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