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 Rush.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 332 33%
United Kingdom 278 28%
Germany 54 5%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 937 94%
Yes 63 6%
Live? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
5. Disintegration by The Cure
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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