Best Albums of 1981

Listed below are the best albums of 1981 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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 Cure, The Human League, Black Flag and This Heat.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 55 of 100

Best Albums of 1981 composition

Country Albums %


United States 312 31%
United Kingdom 277 28%
Germany 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 36 4%
Japan 32 3%
Canada 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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