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 65 of 100

Best Albums of 1981 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 323 32%
United Kingdom 274 27%
Germany 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 36 4%
Japan 29 3%
Brazil 26 3%
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Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Velvet Underground And Nico
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. Van Morrison
15. The Kinks
16. Love
17. The Who
18. Neil Young
19. Pink Floyd
20. The Zombies


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