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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:651 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:20,046
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (938 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,146
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  79/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,997
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  77/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,640
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,304
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  79/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,502
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:461
Average Rating:  77/100 (250 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:600
Average Rating:  78/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,393
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  77/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,257
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  75/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

The Great Twenty-Eight
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United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,039
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  80/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Ole Paus 2 0%
John Cougar 2 0%
Aquarium 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
Killing Joke 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 215 35%
United Kingdom 192 31%
Germany 24 4%
Australia 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
France 16 3%
Canada 13 2%
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