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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 20,000 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:518 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:13,360
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,683
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  81/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:7,149
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  78/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:6,238
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  78/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,571
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  81/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,322
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  82/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,903
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  76/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,632
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,391
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  71/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,304
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  78/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 2%
R. Stevie Moore 9 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Earth, Wind And Fire 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 250 37%
United Kingdom 215 31%
Australia 30 4%
Germany 25 4%
Canada 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
France 13 2%
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