Best Albums of 1980

Listed below are the best albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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1980 year summaryThe best artists of 1980 were Talking Heads, Joy Division, AC/DC, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Dire Straits and Rush.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 93 of 100

Best Albums of 1980 composition

Country Albums %


United States 333 33%
United Kingdom 279 28%
Germany 53 5%
Brazil 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Canada 34 3%
Jamaica 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 938 94%
Yes 63 6%
Live? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of 1952
1. Bird & Diz by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
2. Anthology Of American Folk Music by Various Artists
3. Moanin' The Blues by Hank Williams
4. Ellington Uptown by Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
5. Billie Holiday Sings by Billie Holiday
6. The Amazing Bud Powell by Bud Powell
7. La Vie En Rose by Édith Piaf
8. Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2 by Thelonious Monk
9. Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
10. Satchmo Serenades by Louis Armstrong
11. Penthouse Serenade by Nat King Cole
12. A Second Album Of Bahamian Songs by Blind Blake (BS)
13. La Mauvaise Réputation by Georges Brassens
14. Dancers Of Bali by Anak Agung Gde Mandera / Gamelan Orchestra From The Village Of Pliatan, Bali, Indonesia
15. Singin' In The Rain (Recorded Directly From The Sound Track Of The M-G-M Technicolor Musical) by Various Artists
16. Harmony Encores by The Chordettes
17. Legend Of The Sun Virgin by Yma Sumac
18. Blazing Ballads by Dinah Washington
19. Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring by Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic
20. Vol. 1 by Charlie Parker
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