Acclaimed Music - The Top Albums from 1980
The Top Albums from 1980





RankAll
Time
ArtistAlbumBuy at
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Song
Samples
1 39 Talking Heads
Remain in Light
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2 46 Joy Division
Closer
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3 125 AC/DC
Back in Black
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4 158 Pretenders
Pretenders
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5 236 Bruce Springsteen
The River
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6 295 Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Get Happy!!
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7 311 Dexy's Midnight Runners
Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

8 323 The Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

9 404 X
Los Angeles
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10 421 Prince
Dirty Mind
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11 429 The Jam
Sound Affects
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12 459 Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel (III)
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13 468 The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms
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14 491 David Bowie
Scary Monsters
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15 504 The Clash
Sandinista!
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16 577 Motörhead
Ace of Spades
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17 685 Fehlfarben
Monarchie und Alltag
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18 688 Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth

19 734 The Cure
Seventeen Seconds
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20 750 Echo and the Bunnymen
Crocodiles
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21 765 U2
Boy
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22 786 The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight

23 800 The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta
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24 848 The Beat
I Just Can't Stop It
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25 1014 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Doc at the Radar Station
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26 1021 The Cramps
Songs the Lord Taught Us
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27 1073 Magazine
The Correct Use of Soap
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28 1081 John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy

29 1117 The Teardrop Explodes
Kilimanjaro
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30 1120 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden

31 1196 Dire Straits
Making Movies
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32 1268 Judas Priest
British Steel
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33 1355 Killing Joke
Killing Joke
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34 1375 Adam and The Ants
Kings of the Wild Frontier
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35 1389 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising
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36 1439 Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz
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37 1544 Linton Kwesi Johnson
Bass Culture

38 1694 Pete Townshend
Empty Glass
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39 1745 XTC
Black Sea
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40 1752 David Murray
Ming
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41 1799 Steve Winwood
Arc of a Diver
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42 1821 Squeeze
Argybargy

43 1844 UB40
Signing Off
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44 1865 Steely Dan
Gaucho
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45 1959 Rockpile
Seconds of Pleasure
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46 1970 The Residents
Commercial Album
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47 1995 Bauhaus
In the Flat Field

48 2015 The Specials
More Specials
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49 2071 Suicide
Alan Vega/Martin Rev - Suicide
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50 2251 Smokey Robinson
Warm Thoughts

51 2268 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Bad Reputation
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52 2284 Stevie Wonder
Hotter Than July
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53 2442 The B-52's
Wild Planet
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54 2549 Tom Waits
Heartattack and Vine
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55 2551 Black Uhuru
Sinsemilla
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56 2558 Diana Ross
Diana
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57 2567 The Fall
Grotesque (After the Gramme)

58 2577 Chic
Real People

59 2612 Emmylou Harris
Roses in the Snow
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60 2642 Half Japanese
1/2 Gentlemen / Not Beasts

61 2656 Donna Summer
The Wanderer
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62 2657 Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell
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63 2671 Nic Jones
Penguin Eggs
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64 2677 Barbra Streisand
Guilty
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65 2682 Sun Ra
Sunrise in Different Dimensions

66 2725 The Jacksons
Triumph
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67 2798 Cold Chisel
East

68 2848 Ultravox
Vienna
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69 2875 Television Personalities
…And Don't the Kids Just Love It

70 2886 The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
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71 2933 Tuxedomoon
Half Mute

72 2951 Derek Bailey
Aida
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73 2966 Holger Czukay
Movies
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74 2968 Devo
Freedom of Choice
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Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Jim Carroll Band
Catholic Boy
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The Sound
Jeopardy

Defunkt
Defunkt

Carla Bley
Social Studies
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Pat Metheny
80/81

Mink DeVille
Le Chat Bleu
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