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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 26,000 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:670 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:15,522
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  83/100 (843 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:538 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:11,008
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  82/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,746
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  78/100 (623 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:7,610
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,184
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  78/100 (760 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:5,941
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  82/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,243
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  77/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:3,102
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:672
Average Rating:  71/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,070
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:678
Average Rating:  79/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,797
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  71/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
:zoviet*france: 3 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Glenn Branca 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 315 37%
United Kingdom 259 30%
Germany 33 4%
Australia 30 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Canada 22 3%
France 16 2%
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