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 Rush.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 47 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 333 33%
United Kingdom 278 28%
Germany 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Jamaica 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 940 94%
Yes 60 6%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
10. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
11. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
12. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
13. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
14. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
17. 1984 by Van Halen
18. Diamond Life by Sade
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
20. Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt
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