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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:830 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:17,806
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,026 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:7,115
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  82/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:667 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,106
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  82/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:538 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,222
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  82/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

Apollo: Atmospheres And SoundtracksUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1983Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1983:25Rank Score:1,271
Rank in 1980s273Overall Rank:1,700
Average Rating:  80/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 7 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:539
Rank in 1980s538Overall Rank:3,365
Average Rating:  80/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,536
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  80/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Piece Of MindUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1983Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1983:17Rank Score:2,265
Rank in 1980s165Overall Rank:1,046
Average Rating:  79/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1983:12Rank Score:2,842
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:854
Average Rating:  79/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,207
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  79/100 (912 votes)
Comments: 68 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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