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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 22,000 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, Dire Straits, Prince, Duran Duran and Donald Fagen.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:780 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:23,554
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,133 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:7,426
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  78/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,919
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  80/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:5,461
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  78/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,978
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  80/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,987
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  78/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,068
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,063
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  78/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,707
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  75/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,579
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:691
Average Rating:  77/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
Status Quo 3 0%
Madness 2 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
The Kids From Fame 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 279 34%
United Kingdom 250 31%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 4%
Australia 28 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Canada 20 2%
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