Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Dire Straits and Rush.
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Boys Don't Cry 
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1980
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12 Gold Bars 
Compilation
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1980
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113
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1980
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86
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1980
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66
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1980
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62
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Greatest Hits 
Compilation
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1980
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60
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The Singles Album 
Compilation
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1980
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56
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55
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Anthology 
Compilation
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1980
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52
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Beware 
Compilation
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51
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 332 33%
United Kingdom 278 28%
Germany 54 5%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 937 94%
Yes 63 6%
Live? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
8. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
9. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
10. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
11. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
12. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
13. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
14. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
15. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
16. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
17. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
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