Best Albums of 1981

Listed below are the best albums of 1981 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1981 year summaryThe best artists of 1981 were Rush, Kraftwerk, King Crimson, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Flag, The Cure, The Gun Club and The Human League.
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1981
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113
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111
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of 1981 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Kitaro 4 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Diana Ross 3 0%
Scientist 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 323 32%
United Kingdom 269 27%
Germany 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 33 3%
Japan 32 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
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