Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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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1980
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75
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70
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43
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Total albums: 35. Page 1 of 4

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 335 33%
United Kingdom 275 27%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Brazil 37 4%
Canada 35 3%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 60 6%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 23 2%
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