Best Albums of 1981

Listed below are the best albums of 1981 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 65 of 100

Best Albums of 1981 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 325 32%
United Kingdom 269 27%
Germany 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 34 3%
Japan 32 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
5. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
6. Milestones by Miles Davis
7. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
8. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
9. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
10. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
11. The Atomic Mr. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
12. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
13. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
14. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
15. Little Richard by Little Richard
16. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
17. The Best Of Muddy Waters by Muddy Waters
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Misterioso by Thelonious Monk
20. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
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