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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:501 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:12,952
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  82/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,756
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  81/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:7,112
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  78/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,249
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  78/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,420
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  81/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,115
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  82/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,724
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  76/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,586
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  72/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,402
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  71/100 (436 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:2,245
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:743
Average Rating:  77/100 (240 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%
Earth, Wind And Fire 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
U2 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 249 36%
United Kingdom 215 31%
Australia 31 5%
Germany 25 4%
Canada 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
France 13 2%
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