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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 20,000 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:737 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:22,686
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,059 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,898
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  78/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,729
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  79/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,956
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  78/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,711
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  79/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,010
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  78/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,961
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  78/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,920
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  77/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,507
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  77/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,464
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  75/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
A Certain Ratio 2 0%
Dave Edmunds 2 0%
Michael Schenker Group 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 243 34%
United Kingdom 225 32%
Germany 31 4%
Australia 25 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
Jamaica 22 3%
Canada 17 2%
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