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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 26,000 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:911 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:26,248
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,329 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,684
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  79/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,634
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  80/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,496
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  79/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,816
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  80/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,413
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  78/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,783
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  78/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,563
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  78/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,219
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  75/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,090
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  77/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 31 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
Madness 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Spliff 2 0%
George Winston 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 302 34%
United Kingdom 274 31%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Germany 40 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Canada 24 3%
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