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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 36,000 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:854 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:18,439
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,052 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:682 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,379
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  82/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,760
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  78/100 (756 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,088
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  81/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,339
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  79/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,934
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  82/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:5,127
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  78/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,778
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  80/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,802
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  71/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:3,200
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  71/100 (321 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%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 351 35%
United Kingdom 281 28%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 26 3%
Brazil 25 2%
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