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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 32,000 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, Donald Fagen and Dire Straits.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:29,763
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,520 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:9,491
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  79/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:8,371
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  80/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,395
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:6,859
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  80/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:5,066
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  78/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,546
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  79/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,658
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  77/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,651
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  78/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,590
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  75/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 28 3%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
George Winston 2 0%
G.B.H. 2 0%
Yellowman 2 0%
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 340 34%
United Kingdom 290 29%
Germany 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 45 4%
Australia 31 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Canada 24 2%
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