Best Albums of 1982

Listed below are the best albums of 1982 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1982 year summaryThe best artists of 1982 were Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, The Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Roxy Music, Prince, Duran Duran, Donald Fagen and Dire Straits.
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Year of Release:
1982
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16,985
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1982
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6,641
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1982
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6,554
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1982
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5,896
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1982
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5,766
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1982
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3,676
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1982
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3,587
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1982
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3,137
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Year of Release:
1982
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2,942
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1982
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2,864
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Country Albums %


United States 321 32%
United Kingdom 282 28%
Germany 64 6%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Canada 25 2%
Australia 25 2%
Jamaica 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 951 95%
Yes 50 5%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 41 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 14 1%
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