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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 27,000 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:919 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:26,244
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,350 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,853
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  79/100 (607 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,745
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  80/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,629
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  79/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:5,947
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  80/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,428
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  78/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:3,933
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  79/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,597
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:594
Average Rating:  78/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,251
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  75/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,114
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  78/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 31 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Fall 3 0%
The Damned 2 0%
Squeeze 2 0%
Boa 2 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 306 34%
United Kingdom 279 31%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 40 4%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Canada 24 3%
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