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Best Albums of 1982

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1982 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1982 year summaryThe best artists of 1982 were Michael Jackson, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, The Cure, Roxy Music, Prince, Dire Straits, Chuck Berry and Duran Duran.
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1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:18,626
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:70
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:5,721
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:262
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,410
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:275
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,098
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:343
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:3,626
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:394
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:2,939
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:476
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,283
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:606
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,114
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:643
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9.

The Great Twenty-EightUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,055
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:662
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:1,918
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:699
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 2%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Kiss 2 0%
Utopia 2 0%
Killing Joke 2 0%
Tank 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 196 37%
United Kingdom 173 32%
Australia 20 4%
Germany 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
Jamaica 14 3%
Canada 12 2%
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