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Best Albums of 1982

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1982 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 35,000 greatest album charts.

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1982 year summaryThe best artists of 1982 were Michael Jackson, Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, The Cure, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Prince, Duran Duran and Dire Straits.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,164 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:30,683
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,613 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:482 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:10,062
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  79/100 (722 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:8,867
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  80/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,754
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:7,402
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  80/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:5,370
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  78/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,764
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  79/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,785
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  75/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,687
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  78/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,537
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  77/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Kath Bloom & Loren Mazzacane 2 0%
Duran Duran 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Kiss 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 331 33%
United Kingdom 284 28%
Germany 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 25 2%
Brazil 23 2%
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