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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 38,000 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:879 charts
Rank in 1983:1Rank Score:18,795
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,101 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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2.

Violent FemmesUnited States Violent Femmes
Year of Release:1983Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 1983:2Rank Score:13,503
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  82/100 (778 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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3.

SynchronicityUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1983Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1983:3Rank Score:9,735
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  78/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Power, Corruption And LiesUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1983Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 1983:4Rank Score:9,263
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  82/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,431
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  79/100 (974 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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6.

SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:473 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:7,178
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  82/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Kill 'Em AllUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1983Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1983:7Rank Score:5,190
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  78/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

Speaking In TonguesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1983Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1983:8Rank Score:5,105
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

The Final CutUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1983Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1983:9Rank Score:3,895
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  71/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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10.

PyromaniaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1983Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1983:10Rank Score:3,343
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  73/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Best Albums of 1983 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
R. Stevie Moore 7 1%
Daniel Johnston 3 0%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Earth, Wind & Fire 2 0%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 351 35%
United Kingdom 285 28%
Germany 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
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