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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 24,000 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, Def Leppard and Talking Heads.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:14,549
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  83/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:10,587
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  82/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,211
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  78/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,849
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  81/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:6,790
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  78/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,835
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  82/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,080
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  77/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,871
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  71/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,763
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:699
Average Rating:  72/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,666
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  79/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 296 37%
United Kingdom 240 30%
Australia 29 4%
Germany 28 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 19 2%
Jamaica 14 2%
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