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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 25,000 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:883 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:26,060
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,285 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,347
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  79/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,731
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  80/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,154
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  79/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,667
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  80/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,325
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  78/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,719
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  78/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,335
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:611
Average Rating:  78/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,055
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  75/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,951
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  76/100 (175 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%
Status Quo 3 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
Singers & Players 2 0%
The Church 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 301 34%
United Kingdom 274 31%
Mixed Nationality 42 5%
Germany 40 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 24 3%
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