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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, Dire Straits and Duran Duran.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,045 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:29,208
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:70
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:9,390
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  79/100 (666 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:8,168
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  80/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,124
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  79/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:6,710
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  80/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,886
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  78/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,466
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  79/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,631
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  78/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,611
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  75/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,444
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  77/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 32 3%
R. Stevie Moore 4 0%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Virgin Prunes 2 0%
Аквариум [Aquarium] 2 0%
Ornette Coleman 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 338 34%
United Kingdom 295 30%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Australia 30 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Canada 24 2%
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