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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1982 year summaryThe best artists of 1982 were Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, The Cure, Roxy Music, Prince, Dire Straits, Duran Duran and Chuck Berry.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:20,256
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (945 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,150
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,068
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  77/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,806
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  77/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,354
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  79/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,565
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  77/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,616
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  78/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,401
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  77/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,280
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  75/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

The Great Twenty-Eight
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United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,105
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  80/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Aquarium 2 0%
23 Skidoo 2 0%
John Cougar 2 0%
Legal Weapon 2 0%
Ole Paus 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 220 35%
United Kingdom 197 31%
Germany 25 4%
Australia 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
France 16 3%
Canada 15 2%
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