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Greatest Albums of the '80s

The greatest albums of the 1980s are being counted down on this list of classic albums. In a decade filled with synth beats, new wave, and neon colors, we chart the most impactful albums of the decade. This is an open list for true '80s fans to expand on.

Greatest Albums of the '80s Albums
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    Whitney Houston

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    Whitney Houston

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    Janet Jackson

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    The Smiths

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    Paul Simon Paul Simon

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    Album Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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    The Clash

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    Def Leppard

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    Tracy Chapman

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    #6 on the original list & added by Uber
    Black Sabbath

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    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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    Duran Duran

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    Peter Gabriel

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    Whitesnake

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    Bruce Springsteen

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    Sonic Youth

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    The Very Best of Stan Freberg

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    Toto

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    Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

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    #14 on the original list & added by willyboymcoy
    Dire Straits

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    George Harrison

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    Billy Joel Billy Joel

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    Dire Straits Dire Straits

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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    Talking Heads

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    R.E.M.

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    Aerosmith

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    Michael Jackson

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    Prince

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    Aerosmith

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    Raw Like Sushi Neneh Cherry

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