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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 26,000 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 Duran Duran.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:897 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:26,163
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,311 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,534
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  79/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,769
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  79/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,216
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  79/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,736
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  80/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,379
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  78/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,710
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  78/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,429
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  78/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,077
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  75/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,975
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:689
Average Rating:  77/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 31 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
Anthony Davis 2 0%
U.K. Subs 2 0%
Legal Weapon 2 0%
Killing Joke 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 302 34%
United Kingdom 273 31%
Mixed Nationality 42 5%
Germany 40 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 29 3%
Canada 24 3%
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