Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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1980 year summaryThe best artists of 1980 were Talking Heads, Joy Division, AC/DC, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Dire Straits and Rush.
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1980
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35,182
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1980
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20,168
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1980
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12,593
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5,776
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1980
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5,634
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1980
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4,730
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1980
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4,637
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3,258
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3,204
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3,193
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 333 33%
United Kingdom 279 28%
Germany 53 5%
Brazil 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 938 94%
Yes 63 6%
Live? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Miles Davis
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. R.E.M.
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