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 Pretenders.
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1980
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1,445
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1980
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1,420
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1,405
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1980
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1,269
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1980
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1,172
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1980
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1,067
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1980
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1,059
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1980
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1,039
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1,015
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40.
Boys Don't Cry
Compilation
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1980
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982
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 4 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 332 33%
United Kingdom 279 28%
Germany 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 36 4%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 942 94%
Yes 59 6%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 27 3%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
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8. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
9. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
10. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
11. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
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