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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 24,000 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, Pink Floyd, Def Leppard and Talking Heads.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:613 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:14,803
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  83/100 (792 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:10,477
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:205
Average Rating:  82/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,317
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  78/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,924
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  81/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:6,782
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  78/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,776
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  82/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,147
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  77/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,923
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  71/100 (548 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,766
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:704
Average Rating:  72/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,740
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:713
Average Rating:  79/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 2%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Black Uhuru 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 295 37%
United Kingdom 242 30%
Australia 30 4%
Germany 29 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 19 2%
Jamaica 14 2%
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