Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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Paris 
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 331 33%
United Kingdom 277 28%
Germany 54 5%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 937 94%
Yes 63 6%
Live? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 29 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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