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Best Albums of 1980

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 27,000 greatest album charts.

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1980 year summaryThe best artists of 1980 were Talking Heads, Joy Division, AC/DC, Dead Kennedys, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders and The Clash.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,126 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:35,178
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,304 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:932 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:28,799
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,220 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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3.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:786 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:22,433
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,225 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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4.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,084
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:5,621
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  81/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

The RiverUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1980Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1980:6Rank Score:5,339
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  78/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:4,627
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  82/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

PretendersUnited Kingdom The Pretenders
Year of Release:1980Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1980:8Rank Score:3,760
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  78/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Sandinista!United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1980Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:3,492
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  75/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:3,446
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  77/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 2 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
Xynn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 295 34%
United Kingdom 281 33%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 4%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 25 3%
Italy 20 2%
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