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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 23,000 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, Bryan Ferry, Prince, Dire Straits and Duran Duran.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:829 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:24,863
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,209 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:7,876
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  79/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,461
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  79/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,023
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  79/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,432
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  80/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,119
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  78/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,418
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  78/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,289
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:585
Average Rating:  78/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,938
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  75/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,785
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  77/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 32 4%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
Status Quo 3 0%
Maurizio Bianchi 2 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
Killing Joke 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 295 34%
United Kingdom 265 31%
Mixed Nationality 41 5%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 21 2%
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