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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.

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    #7 on the original list & added by Uber Metallica

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