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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 20,000 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:509 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:13,116
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  82/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,457
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  81/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:7,150
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  78/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,255
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  78/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,519
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  81/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,262
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  82/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,826
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  76/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,604
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  72/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,385
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:704
Average Rating:  71/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,271
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:739
Average Rating:  78/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 12 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%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
David Bowie 2 0%
The Jam 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 248 36%
United Kingdom 215 31%
Australia 31 5%
Germany 25 4%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Canada 19 3%
France 13 2%
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