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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 17,000 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 Talking Heads.
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1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:11,933
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  82/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:8,365
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  81/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:6,783
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  78/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:5,889
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  79/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:5,202
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  83/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,120
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  81/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:3,139
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  76/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:2,259
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  71/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:2,111
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:725
Average Rating:  70/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:1,964
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  77/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
R. Stevie Moore 9 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 5 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Earth, Wind And Fire 2 0%
Joan Armatrading 2 0%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 232 37%
United Kingdom 200 32%
Germany 24 4%
Australia 22 4%
Canada 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Italy 12 2%
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