Best Albums of 1983

Listed below are the best albums of 1983 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1983 year summaryThe best artists of 1983 were R.E.M., Violent Femmes, New Order, U2, The Police, Talking Heads, Tom Waits, Metallica, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.
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1983
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11,398
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1983
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9,016
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1983
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7,378
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1983
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5,772
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War 
Ireland U2
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1983
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5,639
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1983
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5,018
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1983
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4,955
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1983
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3,342
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1983
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2,640
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1983
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2,437
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1983 composition

Country Albums %


United States 335 33%
United Kingdom 294 29%
Germany 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 28 3%
Canada 26 3%
Japan 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 939 94%
Yes 65 6%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Bob Dylan
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Yes
15. Joni Mitchell
16. Paul McCartney
17. Nick Drake
18. Joy Division
19. Bob Marley
20. Queen
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