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

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:14,210
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  83/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:10,022
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  82/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:7,814
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  78/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,581
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:6,393
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  78/100 (658 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:5,727
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  82/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,141
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  77/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,658
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:691
Average Rating:  73/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,609
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  79/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,586
Rank in 1980s114Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  71/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
R. Stevie Moore 9 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Pink Floyd 2 0%
Black Uhuru 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 289 37%
United Kingdom 236 30%
Australia 29 4%
Germany 28 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 19 2%
Italy 14 2%
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