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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 35,000 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:1,183 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:31,126
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,633 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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2.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:485 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:10,088
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  79/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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3.

NebraskaUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1982:3Rank Score:9,224
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  80/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

The DreamingUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1982Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1982:4Rank Score:7,863
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  80/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

PornographyUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1982Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1982:5Rank Score:7,456
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  80/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

AvalonUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1982Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1982:6Rank Score:5,371
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  78/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

1999United States Prince
Year of Release:1982Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1982:7Rank Score:4,822
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  79/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

RioUnited Kingdom Duran Duran
Year of Release:1982Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1982:8Rank Score:3,826
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  76/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Love Over GoldUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1982Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1982:9Rank Score:3,747
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  78/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The NightflyUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1982Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1982:10Rank Score:3,490
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:707
Average Rating:  78/100 (244 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%
Tank 2 0%
Singers & Players 2 0%
Ornette Coleman 2 0%
Aswad 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 330 33%
United Kingdom 282 28%
Germany 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Australia 29 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Canada 23 2%
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