Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 47 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 332 33%
United Kingdom 275 28%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Brazil 37 4%
Canada 35 4%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 940 94%
Yes 60 6%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
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. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
15. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
16. Back In Black by AC/DC
17. Graceland by Paul Simon
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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