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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 15,000 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 Chuck Berry.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:612 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:19,654
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: 79/100 (880 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,087
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:264
Average Rating: 77/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,684
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:275
Average Rating: 79/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,451
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:342
Average Rating: 77/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,115
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:370
Average Rating: 79/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,159
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:475
Average Rating: 77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,485
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:597
Average Rating: 78/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,188
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:667
Average Rating: 77/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,094
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:689
Average Rating: 75/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

The Great Twenty-Eight
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United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,054
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:700
Average Rating: 80/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 2%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
The Damned 2 0%
Cleaners From Venus 2 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
Squeeze 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 204 36%
United Kingdom 184 32%
Australia 21 4%
Germany 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Canada 13 2%
France 12 2%
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