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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Total albums: 54. Page 1 of 6

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%
Best Albums of 1996
1. Pinkerton by Weezer
2. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian
3. Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow
4. Odelay by Beck
5. Ænima by Tool
6. Long Season by フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
7. Soundtracks For The Blind by Swans
8. Tigermilk by Belle And Sebastian
9. Sublime by Sublime
10. Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
11. Richard D. James Album by Aphex Twin
12. ATLiens by OutKast
13. On Avery Island by Neutral Milk Hotel
14. Murder Ballads by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
15. Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
16. The Score by Fugees
17. Being There by Wilco
18. Beautiful Freak by Eels
19. This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About by Modest Mouse
20. New Adventures In Hi-Fi by R.E.M.
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