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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:848 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:18,242
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,040 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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2.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,959
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  82/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:678 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,370
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  82/100 (729 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:540 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,019
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  82/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

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United Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1983Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1983:46Rank Score:588
Rank in 1980s503Overall Rank:3,136
Average Rating:  80/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

Apollo: Atmospheres And SoundtracksUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1983Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1983:25Rank Score:1,251
Rank in 1980s282Overall Rank:1,741
Average Rating:  80/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  80/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Piece Of MindUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1983Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1983:17Rank Score:2,266
Rank in 1980s164Overall Rank:1,055
Average Rating:  79/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1983:12Rank Score:2,943
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:836
Average Rating:  79/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

Texas FloodUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1983Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1983:13Rank Score:2,708
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:896
Average Rating:  79/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 12 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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