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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 23,000 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:588 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:14,454
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  83/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:10,374
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  82/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,115
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  78/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,677
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  81/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:6,652
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  79/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,817
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  82/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,092
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  77/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,768
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  71/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,695
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:701
Average Rating:  79/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,664
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:707
Average Rating:  72/100 (236 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%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Eurythmics 2 0%
Rock Goddess 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 292 37%
United Kingdom 240 30%
Germany 29 4%
Australia 29 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 19 2%
France 14 2%
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