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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 15,000 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 David Bowie.
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1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:11,295
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:132
Average Rating: 82/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:7,602
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:210
Average Rating: 81/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,478
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating: 78/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,252
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:296
Average Rating: 79/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:4,636
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:325
Average Rating: 82/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:4,597
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:329
Average Rating: 80/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:2,978
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:499
Average Rating: 76/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,235
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:650
Average Rating: 71/100 (157 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:1,971
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:722
Average Rating: 70/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,757
Rank in 1980s130Overall Rank:807
Average Rating: 78/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 9 2%
Various Artists 6 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 1%
Joan Armatrading 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 207 38%
United Kingdom 182 33%
Germany 21 4%
Australia 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
Canada 12 2%
Brazil 11 2%
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