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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, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, The Cure, Roxy Music, Prince, Dire Straits, Duran Duran and Chuck Berry.
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1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:624 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:19,869
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: 79/100 (896 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:5,987
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
Average Rating: 77/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,948
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:270
Average Rating: 79/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,307
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:359
Average Rating: 77/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,225
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:364
Average Rating: 79/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,186
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:473
Average Rating: 77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,541
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:592
Average Rating: 78/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,284
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:644
Average Rating: 77/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,139
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:683
Average Rating: 75/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

The Great Twenty-Eight
Compilation
United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,064
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:705
Average Rating: 80/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 2%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
The Damned 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
Legal Weapon 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 208 35%
United Kingdom 188 32%
Germany 23 4%
Australia 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Canada 13 2%
France 12 2%
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