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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 33,000 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:1,119 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:29,998
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,573 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:9,887
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  79/100 (707 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:485 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:8,641
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  80/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,509
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  80/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:7,054
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  80/100 (616 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:5,108
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  78/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,692
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  79/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,778
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  75/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,613
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  78/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,524
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  78/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Anthony Davis 2 0%
Status Quo 2 0%
Spliff 2 0%
Orange Juice 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 330 33%
United Kingdom 287 29%
Germany 61 6%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Canada 24 2%
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