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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 17,000 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:442 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:11,815
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  82/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,141
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  81/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,712
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,751
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  79/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:4,997
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  80/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:4,896
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  82/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,128
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  76/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,246
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  71/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,046
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  69/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,930
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  77/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 9 2%
Various Artists 9 2%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 1%
The Cramps 2 0%
Earth, Wind And Fire 2 0%
Trio 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 228 38%
United Kingdom 192 32%
Australia 22 4%
Germany 22 4%
Canada 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Brazil 11 2%
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