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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 19,000 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:490 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:12,763
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  82/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,631
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  81/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,989
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  78/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,230
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  78/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,303
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  81/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,044
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  82/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,470
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  76/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,417
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:673
Average Rating:  72/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,351
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  71/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,135
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:761
Average Rating:  77/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 2%
R. Stevie Moore 9 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
The Cure 2 0%
The Subhumans 2 0%
U2 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 246 37%
United Kingdom 213 32%
Australia 30 4%
Germany 25 4%
Canada 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Italy 12 2%
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