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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 35,000 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:840 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:18,044
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,030 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:675 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,302
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  82/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,566
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  78/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,063
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  82/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,252
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  79/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,987
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  82/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,983
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  78/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,607
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  80/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  71/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:3,070
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:791
Average Rating:  71/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
R. Stevie Moore 7 1%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Kath Bloom & Loren Mazzacane 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 352 35%
United Kingdom 277 28%
Germany 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 26 3%
Brazil 25 2%
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