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The 80s began as the 70s had left off – most Electronic Music was either Ambient, Industrial, Electro or Disco. As the decade progressed however, new styles and genres emerged. New Wave, which had begun in the late 70s, gradually morphed into Synth-pop and this began to take over the mainstream charts. The 80s ended with a bang with the arrival of Acid House. This sound dominates the TWGEEMA charts for 1988 and 1989 in particular.

These pages list the  best Electronic albums of the 80s, as chosen by the members of TWGEEMA, The World's Greatest Ever Electronic Music Albums group. TWGEEMA currently has more than 5000 members. It is made up of collectors, Electronic Music producers, record label bosses and other industry insiders. To discover more about TWGEEMA or to join the group yourself, click here.

This is part of a much bigger chart, which includes the best Electronic albums of all time. To see that, click here.

Best Electronic albums of the 1980s Eighties. Synth-pop, synthpop, Pitchfork, Mixmag.

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