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Best Albums of 1982

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1982 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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:1,216 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:31,854
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,690 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:10,704
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  80/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:9,545
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  80/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:8,131
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:7,509
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  80/100 (683 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:5,470
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  79/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:5,161
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  79/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,962
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  75/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,953
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  78/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,617
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  78/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Charles Dutoit / Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal 2 0%
Utopia 2 0%
Ole Paus 2 0%
The Kids From Fame 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 326 33%
United Kingdom 281 28%
Germany 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 51 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Canada 25 3%
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