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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 38,000 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, Prince, Dire Straits, Duran Duran and Donald Fagen.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Imperial BedroomUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1982Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1982:11Rank Score:2,975
Rank in 1980s132Overall Rank:861
Average Rating:  78/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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12.

New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)United Kingdom Simple Minds
Year of Release:1982Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1982:12Rank Score:2,842
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:891
Average Rating:  77/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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13.

English SettlementUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1982Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1982:13Rank Score:2,564
Rank in 1980s146Overall Rank:980
Average Rating:  79/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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14.

Peter Gabriel IVUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1982Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1982:14Rank Score:2,488
Rank in 1980s154Overall Rank:1,005
Average Rating:  79/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Combat RockUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1982Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1982:15Rank Score:2,455
Rank in 1980s158Overall Rank:1,018
Average Rating:  76/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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16.

Bad BrainsUnited States Bad Brains
Year of Release:1982Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1982:16Rank Score:2,407
Rank in 1980s161Overall Rank:1,039
Average Rating:  76/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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17.

The Great Twenty-Eight
Compilation
United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1982Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1982:17Rank Score:2,322
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,071
Average Rating:  80/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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18.

Screaming For VengeanceUnited Kingdom Judas Priest
Year of Release:1982Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1982:18Rank Score:2,218
Rank in 1980s175Overall Rank:1,124
Average Rating:  78/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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19.

Hex Enduction HourUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1982Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1982:19Rank Score:2,159
Rank in 1980s184Overall Rank:1,156
Average Rating:  80/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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20.

Shoot Out The LightsUnited Kingdom Richard & Linda Thompson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1982:20Rank Score:1,865
Rank in 1980s200Overall Rank:1,273
Average Rating:  78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1982 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 2%
The Original Broadway Cast 3 0%
XTC 3 0%
The Fall 3 0%
Thelonious Monk 2 0%
U.K. Subs 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 329 33%
United Kingdom 283 28%
Germany 60 6%
Mixed Nationality 53 5%
Australia 28 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Canada 25 2%
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