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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, 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:432 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:11,563
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:131
Average Rating: 82/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,024
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:206
Average Rating: 81/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,667
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:250
Average Rating: 78/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,533
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:286
Average Rating: 79/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:4,626
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:336
Average Rating: 80/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:4,592
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:340
Average Rating: 82/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,075
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:501
Average Rating: 76/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,234
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:667
Average Rating: 70/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,006
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:737
Average Rating: 69/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,877
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:788
Average Rating: 78/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 2%
R. Stevie Moore 9 2%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 1%
The Durutti Column 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 220 38%
United Kingdom 187 32%
Germany 22 4%
Australia 22 4%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Canada 15 3%
Brazil 11 2%
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