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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 35,000 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.
19801,423278,329 Remain In Light (39th)
by Talking Heads
19811,470152,678 Moving Pictures (153rd)
by Rush
19821,462194,130 Thriller (73rd)
by Michael Jackson
19831,435176,690 Murmur (142nd)
by R.E.M.
19841,477239,019 Purple Rain (96th)
by Prince And The Revolution
19851,472186,151 Rain Dogs (109th)
by Tom Waits
19861,544262,377 The Queen Is Dead (21st)
by The Smiths
19871,718254,341 The Joshua Tree (35th)
by U2
19881,741238,836 Daydream Nation (55th)
by Sonic Youth
19891,803327,631 Doolittle (19th)
by Pixies
Total15,5452,310,181

The best artists of the 1980s were The Smiths, Pixies, Prince, U2, The Cure, Talking Heads, The Stone Roses, Metallica, Sonic Youth and R.E.M..
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RankAlbumArtist
14.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:24,993
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,465 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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122.

KickAustralia INXS
Year of Release:1987Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1987:14Rank Score:3,120
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  74/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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140.

Diesel And DustAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1987Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1987:17Rank Score:2,621
Rank in 1980s140Overall Rank:922
Average Rating:  75/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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166.

16 Lovers LaneAustralia The Go-Betweens
Year of Release:1988Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1988:19Rank Score:2,255
Rank in 1980s166Overall Rank:1,064
Average Rating:  79/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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177.

Tender PreyAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1988Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1988:21Rank Score:2,151
Rank in 1980s177Overall Rank:1,115
Average Rating:  80/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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205.

StarfishAustralia The Church
Year of Release:1988Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1988:25Rank Score:1,759
Rank in 1980s205Overall Rank:1,298
Average Rating:  78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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260.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1985:21Rank Score:1,361
Rank in 1980s260Overall Rank:1,625
Average Rating:  75/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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267.

Born Sandy DevotionalAustralia The Triffids
Year of Release:1986Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1986:22Rank Score:1,332
Rank in 1980s267Overall Rank:1,661
Average Rating:  77/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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276.

From Her To EternityAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1984Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1984:26Rank Score:1,283
Rank in 1980s276Overall Rank:1,711
Average Rating:  77/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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291.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1Australia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1982Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1982:33Rank Score:1,204
Rank in 1980s291Overall Rank:1,793
Average Rating:  74/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 110 11%
1981 120 12%
1982 102 10%
1983 98 10%
1984 96 10%
1985 85 9%
1986 99 10%
1987 86 9%
1988 104 10%
1989 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 419 42%
United States 395 40%
Australia 38 4%
Canada 26 3%
Germany 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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