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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 33,000 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:801 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:17,330
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (999 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:12,772
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  82/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,379
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  78/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:8,979
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  82/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,097
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  79/100 (885 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,942
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  82/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,965
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  78/100 (639 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,208
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  80/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,758
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:643
Average Rating:  71/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:3,013
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:782
Average Rating:  71/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
UB40 2 0%
Brian Eno 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 352 35%
United Kingdom 276 28%
Germany 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 32 3%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 26 3%
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