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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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:859 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:25,257
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,252 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,055
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  79/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,797
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,066
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  79/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,560
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  79/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,230
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  78/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,398
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:585
Average Rating:  78/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,383
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  78/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,954
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  77/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,941
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  75/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 31 4%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Status Quo 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Aswad 2 0%
Legal Weapon 2 0%
Killing Joke 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 285 33%
United Kingdom 265 31%
Mixed Nationality 41 5%
Germany 38 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Canada 22 3%
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