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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 29,000 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:989 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:28,069
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:70
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,424 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:8,860
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  79/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:8,001
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  80/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:6,882
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  79/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:6,274
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  80/100 (536 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:4,833
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  78/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,291
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  78/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,597
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  78/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,421
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  75/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,421
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  77/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 32 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
23 Skidoo 2 0%
Bauhaus 2 0%
Utopia 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 325 34%
United Kingdom 294 31%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Germany 46 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Canada 24 3%
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