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 Pretenders.
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1980
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3,005
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1980
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2,997
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1980
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2,874
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1980
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2,517
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1980
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2,365
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1980
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2,263
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1980
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2,213
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1980
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1,895
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1980
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1,870
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1980
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1,734
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 332 33%
United Kingdom 279 28%
Germany 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 36 4%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 942 94%
Yes 59 6%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 27 3%
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