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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:645 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:19,878
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating: 79/100 (918 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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2.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,141
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
Average Rating: 79/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,940
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:274
Average Rating: 78/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,691
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:333
Average Rating: 77/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,274
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:372
Average Rating: 79/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,489
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:454
Average Rating: 78/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,523
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:604
Average Rating: 78/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,405
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:634
Average Rating: 77/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,225
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:679
Average Rating: 75/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

The Great Twenty-Eight
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United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,020
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:740
Average Rating: 80/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Ole Paus 2 0%
Cabaret Voltaire 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
Tank 2 0%
Aquarium 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 214 36%
United Kingdom 190 32%
Germany 23 4%
Australia 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Canada 13 2%
France 12 2%
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