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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:596 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:14,483
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  83/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:10,540
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  82/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,151
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  78/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,826
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:6,740
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  79/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,820
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  82/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,102
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  77/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,713
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:699
Average Rating:  71/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,672
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:711
Average Rating:  79/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,664
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:716
Average Rating:  72/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 15 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%
B.B. King 2 0%
Eurythmics 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 295 37%
United Kingdom 239 30%
Australia 29 4%
Germany 28 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 19 2%
France 14 2%
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