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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:15,441
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  83/100 (831 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:525 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:10,716
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  82/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,703
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  78/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:7,219
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  81/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,092
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  78/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,939
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  82/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,207
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  77/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:3,066
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  71/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,965
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:692
Average Rating:  79/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,791
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  72/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
U2 2 0%
UB40 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 313 37%
United Kingdom 253 30%
Germany 33 4%
Australia 30 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 22 3%
France 15 2%
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