Best Albums of 1982

Listed below are the best albums of 1982 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1982 year summaryThe best artists of 1982 were Michael Jackson, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, The Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Roxy Music, Duran Duran, Donald Fagen and Dire Straits.
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1982
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18,173
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1982
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6,829
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1982
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6,126
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1982
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5,931
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1982
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5,928
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1982
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3,696
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1982
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3,674
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1982
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3,072
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1982
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2,829
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1982
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2,718
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1982 composition

Country Albums %


United States 318 32%
United Kingdom 285 28%
Germany 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 27 3%
Jamaica 25 2%
Canada 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 956 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 976 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 10 1%
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