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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:815 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:17,625
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,011 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:7,113
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  82/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:651 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:12,909
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  82/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:8,905
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  82/100 (610 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Apollo: Atmospheres And SoundtracksUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1983Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1983:25Rank Score:1,288
Rank in 1980s267Overall Rank:1,674
Average Rating:  81/100 (150 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 1983:48Rank Score:540
Rank in 1980s534Overall Rank:3,331
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:318 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,479
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  80/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Piece Of MindUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1983Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1983:17Rank Score:2,240
Rank in 1980s166Overall Rank:1,051
Average Rating:  80/100 (334 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 1983:11Rank Score:2,928
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  79/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,228
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  79/100 (896 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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