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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 37,000 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:867 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:18,723
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,078 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:693 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,434
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:205
Average Rating:  82/100 (759 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,713
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  78/100 (769 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,193
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  81/100 (672 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,393
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  79/100 (948 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,988
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  82/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:5,266
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  78/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,919
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  80/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,835
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  71/100 (788 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:3,263
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  72/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
R. Stevie Moore 7 1%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Kevin Ayers 2 0%
Bauhaus 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 347 35%
United Kingdom 282 28%
Germany 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 26 3%
Brazil 24 2%
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