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Top-rated albums of 1983

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1983 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:791 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:17,277
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (991 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,899
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  82/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:12,580
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  82/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

Apollo: Atmospheres and SoundtracksUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1983Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1983:25Rank Score:1,288
Rank in 1980s262Overall Rank:1,648
Average Rating:  81/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:8,849
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

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United Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1983Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1983:49Rank Score:537
Rank in 1980s535Overall Rank:3,312
Average Rating:  80/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,025
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  80/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Piece Of MindUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1983Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1983:17Rank Score:2,124
Rank in 1980s172Overall Rank:1,090
Average Rating:  80/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1983:11Rank Score:2,894
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  79/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,076
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  79/100 (882 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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