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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 34,000 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:1,129 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:30,256
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,590 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:10,123
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  79/100 (714 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:8,786
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  80/100 (711 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,593
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  80/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:7,262
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  80/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:5,321
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  78/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,700
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  79/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  76/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,681
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  78/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,474
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  78/100 (234 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%
Charly GarcĂ­a 2 0%
23 Skidoo 2 0%
Bauhaus 2 0%
Spliff 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 334 33%
United Kingdom 285 29%
Germany 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Canada 23 2%
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