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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 18,000 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 Donald Fagen.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:665 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:20,710
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (960 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,287
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  79/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,120
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  77/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,736
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  77/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,445
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  79/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,593
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,753
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:582
Average Rating:  78/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,417
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  77/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,279
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  75/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,182
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:714
Average Rating:  75/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Kiss 2 0%
Madness 2 0%
Tangerine Dream 2 0%
Orange Juice 2 0%
Cabaret Voltaire 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 223 34%
United Kingdom 203 31%
Germany 27 4%
Australia 23 4%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
Jamaica 16 2%
France 16 2%
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