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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1980
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35,400
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1980
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20,629
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1980
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12,857
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1980
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5,901
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1980
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5,591
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1980
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4,814
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1980
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4,663
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1980
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3,348
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1980
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3,252
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3,216
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 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 Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Pixies
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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