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Best Albums of 1980

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 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, Pretenders and Dire Straits.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

Doc At The Radar StationUnited States Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Year of Release:1980Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1980:51Rank Score:817
Rank in 1980s408Overall Rank:2,554
Average Rating:  74/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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52.

Women And Children FirstUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1980Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1980:52Rank Score:791
Rank in 1980s417Overall Rank:2,608
Average Rating:  74/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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53.

Songs The Lord Taught UsUnited States The Cramps
Year of Release:1980Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1980:53Rank Score:774
Rank in 1980s426Overall Rank:2,664
Average Rating:  73/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

Is This Real?United States Wipers
Year of Release:1980Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1980:54Rank Score:758
Rank in 1980s433Overall Rank:2,707
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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55.

Crimes Of PassionUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1980Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1980:55Rank Score:757
Rank in 1980s435Overall Rank:2,712
Average Rating:  71/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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56.

ArgybargyUnited Kingdom Squeeze
Year of Release:1980Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1980:56Rank Score:748
Rank in 1980s439Overall Rank:2,745
Average Rating:  75/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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57.

EastAustralia Cold Chisel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1980:57Rank Score:717
Rank in 1980s450Overall Rank:2,824
Average Rating:  67/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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58.

Hotter Than JulyUnited States Stevie Wonder
Year of Release:1980Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1980:58Rank Score:703
Rank in 1980s457Overall Rank:2,869
Average Rating:  74/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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59.

The Blues Brothers: Music From The SoundtrackUnited States The Blues Brothers
Year of Release:1980Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1980:59Rank Score:700
Rank in 1980s460Overall Rank:2,879
Average Rating:  75/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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60.

Wild PlanetUnited States The B-52's
Year of Release:1980Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1980:60Rank Score:685
Rank in 1980s464Overall Rank:2,920
Average Rating:  76/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 0%
Joseph Keilberth / Bayreuth Festival Choir & Orchestra 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
Stiff Little Fingers 2 0%
Art Ensemble Of Chicago 2 0%
Hazel O'Connor 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 334 33%
United Kingdom 283 28%
Germany 61 6%
Brazil 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Jamaica 34 3%
Canada 33 3%
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