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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 29,000 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 David Bowie.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

MurmurUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1983Appears in:731 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:16,098
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (904 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:11,567
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  82/100 (628 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:8,880
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  78/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:8,028
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  81/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,543
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  78/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,375
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  82/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:4,362
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  77/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:3,534
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  79/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,325
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  71/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:2,818
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:784
Average Rating:  71/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
R. Stevie Moore 12 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Rock Goddess 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 343 37%
United Kingdom 269 29%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 35 4%
Canada 23 2%
France 18 2%
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