"I dreamed about killing you again last night, And it felt alright to me"

- Wilco
 

Best Albums of 1980

« View best albums of 1979View best albums of 1981 »

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 33,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
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 Dire Straits.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,346 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:42,119
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,534 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,079 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:31,759
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,392 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:900 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:23,920
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,403 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:8,330
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  81/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:477 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:6,562
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  81/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6.

The RiverUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1980Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1980:6Rank Score:6,470
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  79/100 (609 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:5,214
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  82/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
8.

PretendersUnited Kingdom The Pretenders
Year of Release:1980Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1980:8Rank Score:4,092
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  79/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:4,028
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  78/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:4,017
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  77/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 0%
MFH 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
Stiff Little Fingers 2 0%
Status Quo 2 0%
The Blues Band 2 0%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 339 34%
United Kingdom 287 29%
Germany 56 6%
Brazil 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Jamaica 34 3%
Canada 29 3%
Show all

« View best albums of 1979View best albums of 1981 »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2018 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt