Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Rush and Dire Straits.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 326 33%
United Kingdom 283 28%
Germany 52 5%
Brazil 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Live? Albums %
No 966 97%
Yes 34 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Specials by The Specials
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. Setting Sons by The Jam
19. 154 by Wire
20. Y by The Pop Group
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