Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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 70 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 337 34%
United Kingdom 278 28%
Germany 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 32 3%
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Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. The Stone Roses
9. R.E.M.
10. Sonic Youth
11. Kate Bush
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Michael Jackson
14. Tom Waits
15. Joy Division
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Iron Maiden
18. New Order
19. Rush
20. Talk Talk
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