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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 22,000 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, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd and Talking Heads.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:13,939
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  83/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:9,334
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:7,544
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  78/100 (527 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,236
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  79/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:6,023
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  81/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,521
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  82/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,985
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  77/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,651
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  72/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,597
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  71/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,471
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:725
Average Rating:  78/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
R. Stevie Moore 9 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Cure 2 0%
The Durutti Column 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 267 36%
United Kingdom 228 31%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 15 2%
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