Top Ten Best Albums of 1982


The Top Ten

1 Thriller - Michael Jackson

That album became the best selling album of all time! - SpinelliFan

Best album of all time! - Ajkloth

Greatest Album of All Time
Biggest Selling Album of All Time
Winner of 8 Grammies
By The Greatest Entertainer of All Time - Michael Jackson - IIBK

2 Hot Space - Queen

Often viewed narrow mindedly as the band's worse studio album. This is mainly due I feel to it being a radical departure into synthesizer pop after a decade of heavy rock. They subsequently returned to their rock roots on the following album "The Works" and when you listen to Hot Space now its wonderful how alive Freddie's voice sounds. It also contains one of the best bass riffs ever in "Under Pressure" I really like this album... a lot. - hillerbees

What? LOL this is their weakest album and yet I have no idea why its this high - christangrant

What? This album is horrivel. Come on, you guys are just voting for it because of Under Pressure.-. Is not fair, we are judging the album, not one song - ChameleonKing

3 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Woe to you, oh earth and sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding
Reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty six.

The best album ever apart from Bruce Springsteen: born in the USA.

This should be way higher. This deserves to be at least at #5 - UFasten8Me

4 Rio - Duran Duran
5 Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest
6 Pornography - The Cure
7 Combat Rock - The Clash
8 The Dreaming - Kate Bush

Experimental and very unusual but still awesome

9 Beat - King Crimson
10 Blackout - Scorpions

One of their best albums! Songs like "Blackout" or "Dynamite" are pure energy and "When the smoke is going down2 is an amazing ballad.

Come on. Just number 10, really?

The Contenders

11 Signals - Rush
12 Rock in a Hard Place - Aerosmith
13 It's Hard - The Who
14 Coda - Led Zeppelin
15 Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
16 Shabooh Shoobah - INXS
17 The Goldberg Variations - Glenn Gould
18 Avalon - Roxy Music
19 Toto IV - Toto
20 Vacation - The Go-Go's
21 Restless and Wild - Accept
22 The Nightfly - Donald Fagen
23 Branigan - Laura Branigan
24 Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello
25 The Hunter - Blondie
26 Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
27 Hex Enduction Hour - The Fall
28 1999 - Prince
29 Saints & Sinners - Whitesnake
30 Under the Blade - Twisted Sister
31 Live In London - Deep Purple
32 Bad Brains - Bad Brains
33 The Nylon Curtain - Billy Joel
34 Get Nervous - Pat Benatar

Pat never disappoints with her creativity and innovation

35 Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
36 Of Human Feelings - Ornette Coleman
37 Supertramp - "... Famous Last Words..."
38 Peter Gabriel 4 - Peter Gabriel
39 A Broken Frame - Depeche Mode
40 Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven
41 A Kiss in the Dreamhouse - Siouxsie and the Banshees
42 Message - Grandmaster Flash
43 Shoot Out the Lights - Richard & Linda Thompson
44 Diver Down - Van Halen
45 Straight Between the Eyes - Rainbow
46 Plastic Surgery Disasters - Dead Kennedys
47 Select - Kim Wilde
48 Battle Hymns - Manowar
49 Heartbreak Express - Dolly Parton
50 Grace Jones - Living My Life
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Updated 21 Feb 2019

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Top Remixes (10)

1. The Dreaming - Kate Bush
2. Get Nervous - Pat Benatar
3. Blackout - Scorpions
1. Pornography - The Cure
2. Signals - Rush
3. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
1. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
2. Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest
3. Restless and Wild - Accept

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