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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, Donald Fagen and Duran Duran.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:701 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:21,637
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,008 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,750
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  77/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:6,591
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  79/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,995
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  78/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,611
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  79/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,917
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  78/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,979
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  78/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,746
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  77/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,397
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  76/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,372
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:688
Average Rating:  75/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Lustmord 2 0%
Dionne Warwick 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
A Certain Ratio 2 0%
Dave Edmunds 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 232 34%
United Kingdom 217 32%
Germany 30 4%
Australia 26 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Jamaica 20 3%
Canada 16 2%
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