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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1983 year summaryThe best artists of 1983 were R.E.M., Violent Femmes, The Police, U2, Tom Waits, New Order, Metallica, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd and Talking Heads.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:12,175
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  82/100 (586 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,208
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  81/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,873
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,892
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  78/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,332
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  83/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,214
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  81/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,179
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  76/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,274
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:686
Average Rating:  71/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,211
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  70/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,106
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  77/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 9 1%
Various Artists 8 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
UB40 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Earth, Wind And Fire 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 234 37%
United Kingdom 202 32%
Germany 24 4%
Australia 23 4%
Canada 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Italy 12 2%
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