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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1982 year summaryThe best artists of 1982 were Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, The Cure, Roxy Music, Prince, Dire Straits, Duran Duran and Chuck Berry.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:19,831
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating: 79/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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2.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,113
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:268
Average Rating: 79/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,900
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:275
Average Rating: 77/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,423
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:357
Average Rating: 77/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,016
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:393
Average Rating: 79/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,280
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:474
Average Rating: 77/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,513
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:602
Average Rating: 78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,386
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:630
Average Rating: 77/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,204
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:676
Average Rating: 75/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

The Great Twenty-Eight
Compilation
United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,018
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:734
Average Rating: 80/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Tank 2 0%
23 Skidoo 2 0%
Boa 2 0%
John Cougar 2 0%
Ole Paus 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 212 35%
United Kingdom 191 32%
Germany 23 4%
Australia 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
Canada 13 2%
Jamaica 12 2%
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