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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 25,000 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, Talking Heads and Def Leppard.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:15,109
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  83/100 (808 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:10,656
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  82/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,562
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  78/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:7,054
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  78/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,023
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  81/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,928
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  82/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,272
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  77/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,982
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  71/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,862
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  79/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,766
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:720
Average Rating:  72/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Bucks Fizz 2 0%
Eurythmics 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 307 37%
United Kingdom 250 30%
Germany 32 4%
Australia 30 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 21 3%
France 15 2%
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