Best Albums of 1981

Listed below are the best albums of 1981 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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1981 year summaryThe best artists of 1981 were Rush, Kraftwerk, King Crimson, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Electric Light Orchestra, The Human League, The Cure, Black Flag and The Gun Club.
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1981
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118
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1981
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117
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1981
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117
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1981
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117
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1981
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117
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1981
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115
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114
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1981
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113
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Year of Release:
1981
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113
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of 1981 composition

Country Albums %


United States 314 31%
United Kingdom 277 28%
Germany 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Japan 32 3%
Australia 31 3%
Brazil 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 941 94%
Yes 59 6%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Miles Davis
16. Pixies
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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