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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 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
21.

Big ScienceUnited States Laurie Anderson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1982:21Rank Score:1,692
Rank in 1980s219Overall Rank:1,380
Average Rating:  78/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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22.

The Lexicon Of LoveUnited Kingdom ABC
Year of Release:1982Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1982:22Rank Score:1,632
Rank in 1980s232Overall Rank:1,430
Average Rating:  76/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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23.

Eye In The SkyUnited Kingdom The Alan Parsons Project
Year of Release:1982Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1982:23Rank Score:1,610
Rank in 1980s234Overall Rank:1,450
Average Rating:  75/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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24.

BlackoutGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1982Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1982:24Rank Score:1,515
Rank in 1980s239Overall Rank:1,520
Average Rating:  75/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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25.

Too-Rye-AyUnited Kingdom Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners
Year of Release:1982Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1982:25Rank Score:1,480
Rank in 1980s246Overall Rank:1,550
Average Rating:  73/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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26.

The Name Of This Band Is Talking HeadsUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1982Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1982:26Rank Score:1,440
Rank in 1980s250Overall Rank:1,584
Average Rating:  79/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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27.

You Can't Hide Your Love ForeverUnited Kingdom Orange Juice
Year of Release:1982Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1982:27Rank Score:1,434
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,591
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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28.

Milo Goes To CollegeUnited States The Descendents
Year of Release:1982Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1982:28Rank Score:1,425
Rank in 1980s256Overall Rank:1,604
Average Rating:  75/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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29.

SignalsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1982:29Rank Score:1,400
Rank in 1980s260Overall Rank:1,636
Average Rating:  78/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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30.

GlassworksUnited States Philip Glass
Year of Release:1982Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1982:30Rank Score:1,361
Rank in 1980s268Overall Rank:1,670
Average Rating:  80/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 2 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
The Church 2 0%
G.B.H. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 328 33%
United Kingdom 281 28%
Germany 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 50 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Canada 25 3%
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