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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:1,367 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:43,121
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:41
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,567 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,092 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:32,052
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,420 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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3.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:5,291
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  82/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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4.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:6,619
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  81/100 (734 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:4,029
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  81/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,402
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  81/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

AzraCroatia (Hrvatska) Azra
Year of Release:1980Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1980:133Rank Score:181
Rank in 1980s1,195Overall Rank:7,775
Average Rating:  80/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,726
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  80/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:2,394
Rank in 1980s146Overall Rank:968
Average Rating:  79/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:910 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:24,215
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,412 votes)
Comments: 103 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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