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, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Dire Straits and Rush.
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1980
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34,274
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1980
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19,167
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12,413
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1980
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5,791
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1980
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5,633
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1980
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4,658
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1980
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4,542
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3,256
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1980
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3,161
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3,072
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 330 33%
United Kingdom 283 28%
Germany 51 5%
Brazil 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 942 94%
Yes 58 6%
Live? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 32 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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