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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 23,000 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:829 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:24,713
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,215 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:7,925
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  79/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,692
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  80/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,016
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  79/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,338
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  80/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,198
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  78/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,426
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  78/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,319
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:587
Average Rating:  78/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,922
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  75/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,877
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  77/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 31 4%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Status Quo 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
Boa 2 0%
Orange Juice 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 290 34%
United Kingdom 263 31%
Mixed Nationality 41 5%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 21 2%
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