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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 37,000 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.
19801,521283,523 Remain In Light (40th)
by Talking Heads
19811,544156,598 Moving Pictures (152nd)
by Rush
19821,526199,410 Thriller (72nd)
by Michael Jackson
19831,517181,004 Murmur (142nd)
by R.E.M.
19841,556243,960 Purple Rain (96th)
by Prince And The Revolution
19851,557192,137 Hounds Of Love (104th)
by Kate Bush
19861,627268,254 The Queen Is Dead (20th)
by The Smiths
19871,803261,209 The Joshua Tree (36th)
by U2
19881,842243,653 Daydream Nation (56th)
by Sonic Youth
19891,900333,274 Doolittle (19th)
by Pixies
Total16,3932,363,021

The best artists of the 1980s were The Smiths, Pixies, Prince, The Cure, U2, Talking Heads, Metallica, The Stone Roses, Sonic Youth and R.E.M..
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RankAlbumArtist
115.

JujuUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1981Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1981:6Rank Score:3,463
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:739
Average Rating:  79/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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312.

KaleidoscopeUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1980Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1980:43Rank Score:1,137
Rank in 1980s312Overall Rank:1,943
Average Rating:  78/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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434.

A Kiss In The DreamhouseUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1982Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1982:47Rank Score:740
Rank in 1980s434Overall Rank:2,728
Average Rating:  78/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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532.

PeepshowUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1988Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1988:52Rank Score:560
Rank in 1980s532Overall Rank:3,370
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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624.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:455
Rank in 1980s624Overall Rank:3,960
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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737.

HyaenaUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1984Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1984:78Rank Score:367
Rank in 1980s737Overall Rank:4,700
Average Rating:  77/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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907.

Once Upon A Time: The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1981Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1981:109Rank Score:278
Rank in 1980s907Overall Rank:5,883
Average Rating:  79/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 112 11%
1981 119 12%
1982 99 10%
1983 98 10%
1984 98 10%
1985 88 9%
1986 97 10%
1987 87 9%
1988 101 10%
1989 101 10%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 10 1%
Rush 8 1%
Depeche Mode 8 1%
Iron Maiden 8 1%
R.E.M. 7 1%
The Smiths 7 1%
U2 7 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 414 41%
United States 392 39%
Australia 38 4%
Canada 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Germany 19 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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