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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 30,000 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, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and David Bowie.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:16,583
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (930 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:602 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:11,952
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  82/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,062
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  78/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:8,283
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  82/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,663
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  79/100 (834 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,402
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  82/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,495
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  77/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:3,610
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  71/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,583
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  79/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,851
Rank in 1980s123Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  71/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Status Quo 2 0%
The Nits 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 346 36%
United Kingdom 277 29%
Germany 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Australia 35 4%
Canada 23 2%
France 18 2%
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