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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 28,000 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, Dire Straits and Duran Duran.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:952 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:27,079
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,391 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,704
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  79/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,827
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  80/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,669
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  79/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:6,240
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  80/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,611
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  78/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,142
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  78/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,498
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  78/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,287
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  75/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,217
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:671
Average Rating:  77/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 32 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
U.K. Subs 2 0%
The Kids From Fame 2 0%
Cleaners From Venus 2 0%
Orange Juice 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 318 34%
United Kingdom 285 30%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Germany 42 4%
Australia 30 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Canada 24 3%
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