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Top-rated albums of the 1980s

Listed below are the top-rated albums of the 1980s 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.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,097 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:83,161
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,384 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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2.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,986 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,301
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,309 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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3.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,500 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:46,973
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,738 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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4.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,339 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:43,069
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,522 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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5.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,176 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,513
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,530 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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6.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,582 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:56,017
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,841 votes)
Comments: 175 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,843
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:288
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (763 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Surfer RosaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 1988:2Rank Score:27,657
Rank in 1980s11Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,508 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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9.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:893 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:23,300
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,054 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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10.

Past Masters - Volume Two
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1988Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1988:64Rank Score:444
Rank in 1980s636Overall Rank:4,032
Average Rating:  84/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 15 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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