Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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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35,029
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1980
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21,502
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13,103
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5,674
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5,170
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1980
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5,080
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1980
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4,761
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3,278
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1980
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3,239
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3,112
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 334 33%
United Kingdom 276 28%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Jamaica 35 4%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 941 94%
Yes 59 6%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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