Best Albums of 1982

Listed below are the best albums of 1982 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 greatest album charts.

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1982 year summaryThe best artists of 1982 were Michael Jackson, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, The Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Roxy Music, Duran Duran, Donald Fagen and Dire Straits.
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1982
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18,067
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6,412
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6,085
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5,846
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3,774
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3,683
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3,072
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2,801
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1982 composition

Country Albums %


United States 321 32%
United Kingdom 284 28%
Germany 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Canada 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 48 5%
Live? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of 1961
1. My Favorite Things by John Coltrane
2. King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
3. Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio
4. Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
5. The Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson
6. Olé Coltrane by John Coltrane
7. Africa/Brass by John Coltrane Quartet
8. Eastern Sounds by Yusef Lateef
9. Showcase by Patsy Cline
10. Djangology by Django Reinhardt
11. Someday My Prince Will Come by The Miles Davis Sextet
12. The Genius Sings The Blues by Ray Charles
13. Lonely And Blue by Roy Orbison
14. Two Steps From The Blues by Bobby Bland
15. West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) by Various Artists
16. This Is Our Music by Ornette Coleman
17. Out Of The Cool by Gil Evans Orchestra
18. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane by Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
19. Time Further Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
20. At The Five Spot, Vol. 1 by Eric Dolphy
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