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Best Albums of 1980

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 28,000 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, The Cure, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders and The Clash.
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11.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:3,371
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  77/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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12.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:3,307
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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13.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,257
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  79/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:3,057
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:701
Average Rating:  76/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,861
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  75/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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16.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,606
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  78/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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17.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,528
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:828
Average Rating:  77/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,146
Rank in 1980s155Overall Rank:974
Average Rating:  75/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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19.

Dirty MindUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1980Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:2,132
Rank in 1980s156Overall Rank:977
Average Rating:  75/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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20.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:2,098
Rank in 1980s158Overall Rank:988
Average Rating:  79/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 3%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 0%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Wishbone Ash 2 0%
Dome 2 0%
MFH 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 304 34%
United Kingdom 287 32%
Germany 41 5%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 25 3%
Italy 21 2%
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