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Best Albums of 1983

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1983 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 33,000 greatest album charts.

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1983 year summaryThe best artists of 1983 were R.E.M., Violent Femmes, The Police, New Order, U2, Tom Waits, Metallica, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd and David Bowie.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:789 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:17,255
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (992 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:12,659
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  82/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,285
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  78/100 (707 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:504 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:8,828
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  81/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,076
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  79/100 (882 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,895
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  82/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,867
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  78/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,014
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  80/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,742
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  71/100 (711 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,987
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  71/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
R. Stevie Moore 10 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
The Nits 2 0%
Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 2 0%
Ryuichi Sakamoto 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 355 36%
United Kingdom 278 28%
Germany 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
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