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

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:807 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:24,136
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,187 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:7,817
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  79/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,406
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  80/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:5,828
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  79/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,421
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  80/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,090
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  78/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,400
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  78/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,173
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  78/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,770
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:671
Average Rating:  75/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,652
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  77/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 31 4%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
Status Quo 3 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
Dionne Warwick 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 295 34%
United Kingdom 261 30%
Mixed Nationality 40 5%
Germany 35 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 20 2%
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