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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 16,000 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 Chuck Berry.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:625 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:19,755
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: 79/100 (900 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:5,957
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:270
Average Rating: 77/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,953
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:271
Average Rating: 79/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,363
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:352
Average Rating: 77/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,125
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:377
Average Rating: 79/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,202
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:475
Average Rating: 77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,554
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:588
Average Rating: 78/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,289
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:645
Average Rating: 77/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,171
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:677
Average Rating: 76/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

The Great Twenty-Eight
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United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,063
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:707
Average Rating: 80/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
Boa 2 0%
John Cougar 2 0%
Ole Paus 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
Killing Joke 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 209 35%
United Kingdom 188 32%
Germany 23 4%
Australia 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
Canada 13 2%
Jamaica 12 2%
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