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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:733 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:22,546
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,045 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,822
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  78/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,716
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:5,027
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  78/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,702
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  79/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,890
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  78/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,994
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  78/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,896
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  77/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,490
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  76/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,457
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:686
Average Rating:  75/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Aquarium 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
John Cougar 2 0%
23 Skidoo 2 0%
Tangerine Dream 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 241 34%
United Kingdom 222 31%
Germany 31 4%
Australia 25 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
Jamaica 21 3%
Canada 17 2%
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