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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 19,000 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, Donald Fagen and Duran Duran.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:21,484
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  79/100 (992 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,660
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  77/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,553
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  79/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:5,052
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  77/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,514
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  79/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,859
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  78/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,930
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  78/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,688
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  77/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,345
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:687
Average Rating:  76/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,324
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  75/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Boa 2 0%
Kiss 2 0%
Tank 2 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 228 34%
United Kingdom 212 32%
Germany 28 4%
Australia 26 4%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
Jamaica 18 3%
France 17 3%
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