Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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 The Feelies.
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1980
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392
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365
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364
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360
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344
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334
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331
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 333 33%
United Kingdom 274 27%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Brazil 37 4%
Canada 35 4%
Jamaica 33 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 939 94%
Yes 61 6%
Live? Albums %
No 48 96%
Yes 2 4%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Bob Dylan
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. The Who
20. R.E.M.
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