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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 19,000 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:719 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:22,200
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,027 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,787
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  78/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,661
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  79/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:5,120
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  78/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,631
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  79/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,812
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  78/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  78/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,841
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  77/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,453
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  75/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,419
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  76/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Orange Juice 2 0%
Dionne Warwick 2 0%
Cabaret Voltaire 2 0%
Dave Edmunds 2 0%
Boa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 235 33%
United Kingdom 222 32%
Germany 31 4%
Australia 26 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
Jamaica 21 3%
Canada 16 2%
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