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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:486 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:12,752
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  82/100 (609 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,260
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,969
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  78/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,116
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  78/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,385
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  81/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,035
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  82/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,419
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  76/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,334
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:689
Average Rating:  70/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,276
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:704
Average Rating:  70/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,113
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  77/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 9 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%
The Cure 2 0%
U2 2 0%
Maurizio Bianchi 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 244 37%
United Kingdom 204 31%
Australia 30 5%
Germany 24 4%
Canada 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Italy 12 2%
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