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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 17,000 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 Talking Heads.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:11,861
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  82/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,219
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  81/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,746
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,763
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  79/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,090
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  83/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,053
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  81/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,137
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  76/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,249
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  71/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,062
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:743
Average Rating:  70/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,962
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  77/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 2%
R. Stevie Moore 9 2%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 1%
David Bowie 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
The Cramps 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 228 38%
United Kingdom 193 32%
Australia 22 4%
Germany 22 4%
Canada 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Brazil 11 2%
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