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Best Albums of 1983

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1983 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1983 year summaryThe best artists of 1983 were R.E.M., Violent Femmes, The Police, U2, Tom Waits, New Order, Metallica, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd and David Bowie.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:10,690
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:132
Average Rating: 82/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:7,039
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:215
Average Rating: 82/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,029
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:246
Average Rating: 78/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:4,964
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:293
Average Rating: 79/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:4,507
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:318
Average Rating: 83/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:3,986
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:355
Average Rating: 80/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:2,807
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:500
Average Rating: 77/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,188
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:628
Average Rating: 72/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:1,813
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:735
Average Rating: 70/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,638
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:819
Average Rating: 78/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 9 2%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
David Bowie 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Black Uhuru 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 189 38%
United Kingdom 168 34%
Germany 21 4%
Australia 19 4%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 10 2%
Jamaica 9 2%
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