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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 24,000 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, Bryan Ferry, Prince, Dire Straits and Donald Fagen.
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1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:842 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:24,972
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,229 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,065
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  79/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,662
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  80/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,040
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  79/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,333
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  79/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,189
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  78/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,425
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  78/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,311
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  78/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,954
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  78/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,926
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  75/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 23 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%
Cleaners From Venus 2 0%
The Kids From Fame 2 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 290 34%
United Kingdom 264 31%
Mixed Nationality 41 5%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Canada 21 2%
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