Best Albums of 1981

Listed below are the best albums of 1981 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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1981 year summaryThe best artists of 1981 were Rush, King Crimson, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Black Flag, The Cure, Electric Light Orchestra, The Human League and The Police.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 1981 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Frank Zappa 5 0%
Kitaro 4 0%
Diana Ross 3 0%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Scientist 3 0%
Whitehouse 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 326 32%
United Kingdom 274 27%
Germany 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 36 4%
Japan 30 3%
Brazil 26 3%
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Popular  Charts
1. Top 500 Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2012)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
8. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
9. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
12. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
13. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
14. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
15. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
16. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
17. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
18. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
19. 100 Best Albums of the 2000s by Rolling Stone (2011)
20. Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 2000s by New Music Express (2009)


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