Best Albums of 1982

Listed below are the best albums of 1982 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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, Duran Duran, Donald Fagen and Dire Straits.
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1982
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282
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of 1982 composition

Country Albums %


United States 327 33%
United Kingdom 282 28%
Germany 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 51 5%
Australia 29 3%
Canada 25 2%
Jamaica 24 2%
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Best Artists of 1982
1. Michael Jackson
2. Iron Maiden
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Kate Bush
5. The Cure
6. Roxy Music
7. Prince
8. Duran Duran
9. Donald Fagen
10. Dire Straits
11. Elvis Costello
12. Elvis Costello & The Attractions
13. Simple Minds
14. The Clash
15. Peter Gabriel
16. XTC
17. Bad Brains
18. ABC
19. The Fall
20. Laurie Anderson
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