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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 36,000 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:1,197 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:31,564
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,663 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:10,377
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  80/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:9,284
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  80/100 (742 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,931
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:7,529
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  80/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:5,480
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  79/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:5,075
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  79/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,869
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  75/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,857
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  78/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,580
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:704
Average Rating:  78/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Killing Joke 2 0%
Tank 2 0%
Orange Juice 2 0%
Al Di Meola 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 330 33%
United Kingdom 283 28%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 50 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Brazil 25 2%
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