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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 15,000 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, Chuck Berry and Duran Duran.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:19,502
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: 79/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:6,116
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:261
Average Rating: 77/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:5,682
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:275
Average Rating: 79/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:4,428
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:341
Average Rating: 77/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:4,055
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:375
Average Rating: 78/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:3,190
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:468
Average Rating: 77/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:2,482
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:595
Average Rating: 78/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:2,187
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:663
Average Rating: 77/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

The Great Twenty-Eight
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United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:2,149
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:672
Average Rating: 80/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:2,095
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:684
Average Rating: 75/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 2%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
Ole Paus 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
Legal Weapon 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
The Damned 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 204 36%
United Kingdom 183 32%
Germany 21 4%
Australia 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Canada 13 2%
Jamaica 12 2%
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