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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, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, 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:683 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:21,141
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (971 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,559
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  77/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,414
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  79/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,958
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  77/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,437
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  79/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,697
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  78/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,877
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  78/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,651
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  77/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,275
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  75/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,205
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:723
Average Rating:  75/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Boa 2 0%
Tank 2 0%
Maurizio Bianchi 2 0%
23 Skidoo 2 0%
Michael Schenker Group 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 229 35%
United Kingdom 208 31%
Germany 27 4%
Australia 24 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
France 16 2%
Jamaica 16 2%
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