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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 15,000 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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1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:11,240
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: 82/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:7,567
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:212
Average Rating: 81/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,443
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating: 78/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,182
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:297
Average Rating: 79/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:4,652
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:321
Average Rating: 82/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:4,526
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:334
Average Rating: 80/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:2,962
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:500
Average Rating: 76/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,233
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:647
Average Rating: 71/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:1,966
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:719
Average Rating: 70/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,703
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:823
Average Rating: 78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 9 2%
Various Artists 5 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 1%
The Cure 2 0%
UB40 2 0%
Trio 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 205 38%
United Kingdom 179 33%
Germany 21 4%
Australia 21 4%
Canada 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Italy 9 2%
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