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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 27,000 greatest album charts.

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

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:684 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:15,569
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  83/100 (860 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:11,184
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  82/100 (600 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,796
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  78/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:7,672
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  81/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,258
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  78/100 (776 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,240
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  82/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,217
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  77/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:3,140
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  79/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,111
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  71/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,769
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:754
Average Rating:  71/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 1%
Nocturnal Emissions 4 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Glenn Branca 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 324 37%
United Kingdom 259 30%
Germany 33 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 22 3%
France 16 2%
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