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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 30,000 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:1,021 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:28,560
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:70
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,449 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:9,155
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  79/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:7,956
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  80/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,072
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  79/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:6,547
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  80/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,853
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  78/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,522
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  78/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,629
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  75/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,594
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  78/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,365
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  77/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 34 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Madness 2 0%
Boa 2 0%
G.B.H. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 335 34%
United Kingdom 296 30%
Germany 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 50 5%
Australia 30 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Canada 24 2%
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