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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 28,000 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:713 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:16,020
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  83/100 (884 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:564 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:11,332
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  82/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,817
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  78/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:7,850
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  81/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,331
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  78/100 (797 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,306
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  82/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,235
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  77/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:3,301
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  79/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,127
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  70/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,785
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  71/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Nocturnal Emissions 3 0%
Diana Ross 2 0%
UB40 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 335 37%
United Kingdom 268 30%
Germany 34 4%
Australia 34 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 4%
Canada 23 3%
France 18 2%
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