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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 22,000 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:795 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:23,821
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:7,731
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  79/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,142
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  80/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:5,991
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  79/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,208
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  80/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,057
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  78/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,197
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  78/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  78/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,751
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:672
Average Rating:  75/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,631
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:698
Average Rating:  77/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 30 4%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
Status Quo 3 0%
Lustmord 2 0%
Curtis Mayfield 2 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 292 34%
United Kingdom 259 30%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Germany 35 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 20 2%
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