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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:469 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:12,338
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  82/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,308
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  81/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,983
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,085
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  78/100 (536 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,284
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  83/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,272
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  81/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,280
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  76/100 (359 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:2,320
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  70/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,165
Rank in 1980s114Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  70/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,112
Rank in 1980s119Overall Rank:754
Average Rating:  77/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 9 1%
Various Artists 9 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
UB40 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 239 37%
United Kingdom 204 32%
Australia 27 4%
Germany 24 4%
Canada 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
Italy 12 2%
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