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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:829 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:17,787
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,019 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:666 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:12,987
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  82/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,392
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  78/100 (732 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,082
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  82/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,258
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  79/100 (906 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:7,247
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  82/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:5,007
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  78/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:4,443
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  80/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,752
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  71/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:3,018
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:796
Average Rating:  71/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
R. Stevie Moore 7 1%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4 0%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Durutti Column 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 353 35%
United Kingdom 277 28%
Germany 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 31 3%
Canada 26 3%
Brazil 26 3%
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