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Best Albums of the 1980s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1980s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 36,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
19801,465281,043 Remain In Light (40th)
by Talking Heads
19811,502154,660 Moving Pictures (152nd)
by Rush
19821,491197,277 Thriller (73rd)
by Michael Jackson
19831,475178,524 Murmur (141st)
by R.E.M.
19841,521241,936 Purple Rain (95th)
by Prince And The Revolution
19851,512189,123 Rain Dogs (109th)
by Tom Waits
19861,595265,703 The Queen Is Dead (21st)
by The Smiths
19871,760257,283 The Joshua Tree (36th)
by U2
19881,790241,811 Daydream Nation (56th)
by Sonic Youth
19891,849330,743 Doolittle (19th)
by Pixies
Total15,9602,338,103

The best artists of the 1980s were The Smiths, Pixies, Prince, The Cure, U2, Talking Heads, The Stone Roses, Metallica, Sonic Youth and R.E.M..
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RankAlbumArtist
116.

JujuUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1981Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1981:6Rank Score:3,392
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  79/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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334.

KaleidoscopeUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1980Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1980:44Rank Score:1,025
Rank in 1980s334Overall Rank:2,096
Average Rating:  78/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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428.

A Kiss In The DreamhouseUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1982Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1982:46Rank Score:749
Rank in 1980s428Overall Rank:2,664
Average Rating:  77/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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527.

PeepshowUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1988Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1988:52Rank Score:560
Rank in 1980s527Overall Rank:3,339
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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622.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1986:61Rank Score:452
Rank in 1980s622Overall Rank:3,949
Average Rating:  77/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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731.

HyaenaUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1984Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1984:78Rank Score:369
Rank in 1980s731Overall Rank:4,650
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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915.

Once Upon A Time: The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1981Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1981:110Rank Score:273
Rank in 1980s915Overall Rank:5,910
Average Rating:  79/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 111 11%
1981 117 12%
1982 103 10%
1983 99 10%
1984 96 10%
1985 86 9%
1986 99 10%
1987 87 9%
1988 102 10%
1989 100 10%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 10 1%
Depeche Mode 8 1%
Iron Maiden 8 1%
Rush 8 1%
U2 7 1%
Talking Heads 7 1%
Siouxsie And The Banshees 7 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 421 42%
United States 391 39%
Australia 38 4%
Canada 27 3%
Germany 19 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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