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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 32,000 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:776 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:17,002
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  83/100 (965 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:622 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:12,282
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  82/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,989
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  78/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:8,696
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  82/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:503 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,906
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  78/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,623
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  82/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,671
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  78/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:3,878
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:607
Average Rating:  80/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,726
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  71/100 (686 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,857
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  79/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
UB40 2 0%
Brian Eno 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 353 35%
United Kingdom 284 28%
Germany 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 35 4%
Canada 25 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
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