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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1983 year summaryThe best artists of 1983 were R.E.M., Violent Femmes, The Police, U2, Tom Waits, New Order, Metallica, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd and Talking Heads.
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1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:11,476
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:132
Average Rating: 82/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:7,823
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:208
Average Rating: 81/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,659
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:247
Average Rating: 78/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,416
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:292
Average Rating: 79/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:4,595
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:333
Average Rating: 82/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:4,551
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:339
Average Rating: 80/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,043
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:497
Average Rating: 76/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,234
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:662
Average Rating: 71/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:1,952
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:751
Average Rating: 70/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,869
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:787
Average Rating: 77/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 9 2%
Various Artists 9 2%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 1%
Three Dog Night 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
UB40 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 218 38%
United Kingdom 187 33%
Germany 22 4%
Australia 22 4%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Canada 14 2%
Brazil 11 2%
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