Top Albums of 1982





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
25
Michael Jackson Thriller Contemporary R&B, Pop
2
129
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3
215
Prince and The Revolution 1999 Pop, Synth Funk
4
281
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom New Wave, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
5
391
ABC The Lexicon of Love New Romantic, Synthpop
6
403
Donald Fagen The Nightfly Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
7
425
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM
8
464
The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
9
467
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
10
594
Roxy Music Avalon New Romantic, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
11
657
King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jj
12
799
Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop, Experimental
13
818
Duran Duran Rio New Romantic, Pop Rock, Synthpop
14
931
XTC English Settlement Pop Rock
15
970
Joe Jackson Night and Day Art Pop
16
1039
Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) New Wave, Synthpop
17
1050
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message Disco Rap
18
1198
Mission of Burma Vs. Post-Punk
19
1208
John Cale Music for a New Society Art Rock
20
1248
Orange Juice You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
21
1251
Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay New Wave
22
1264
The Gun Club Miami Post-Punk, Punk Blues
23
1274
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul
24
1297
Kate Bush The Dreaming Art Pop, Progressive Pop
25
1320
The Clash Combat Rock New Wave, Punk Rock
26
1431
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Power Pop
27
1440
The Associates Sulk Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop
28
1447
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk, Post-Punk
29
1479
Bad Brains Bad Brains Hardcore Punk
30
1594
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security Art Rock
31
1694
The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Punk Blues
32
1718
The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses Jangle Pop, Paisley Underground
33
1781
Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
34
1869
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal
35
1874
Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz
36
1953
Flipper Album - Generic Flipper Noise Rock, Punk Rock
37
1993
Lou Reed The Blue Mask Rock, Singer/Songwriter
38
2050
Toto IV AOR, Pop Rock
39
2112
Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave
40
2187
Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave, Post-Punk
41
2218
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal
42
2390
X Under the Big Black Sun Punk Rock
43
2435
Scritti Politti Songs to Remember New Wave, Sophisti-Pop
44
2616
Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's Synthpop
45
2733
Wall of Voodoo Call of the West New Wave, Synthpop
46
2790
George Clinton Computer Games P-Funk, Synth Funk
47
2822
Kid Creole and The Coconuts Wise Guy/Tropical Gangsters Disco, Pop
48
2850
Descendents Milo Goes to College Hardcore Punk, Skate Punk
49
2958
Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse Lovers Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land Ambient
The Psychedelic Furs Forever Now New Wave
Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain Death Rock
Talking Heads The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads Art Punk, New Wave
Misfits Walk Among Us Hardcore Punk, Horror Punk
Van Morrison Beautiful Vision Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Siouxsie and The Banshees A Kiss in the Dreamhouse Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
The Jam The Gift Mod Revival, New Wave, Power Pop
Scorpions Blackout Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Alaska y Los Pegamoides Grandes éxitos New Wave
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Ice Cream for Crow Art Rock, Blues Rock, Experimental Rock
The Time What Time Is It? Synth Funk
Dire Straits Love Over Gold Rock
Cold Chisel Circus Animals Pub Rock
John Cougar American Fool Pop Rock
The Beat Special Beat Service 2 Tone
Culture Club Kissing to Be Clever New Romantic, Pop
Paul McCartney Tug of War Pop Rock
Angry Samoans Back from Samoa Hardcore Punk
Robert Wyatt Nothing Can Stop Us Canterbury Scene
Tom Waits One from the Heart Film Soundtrack, Vocal Jazz
Brygada Kryzys Brygada Kryzys Post-Punk
Defunkt Thermonuclear Sweat Jazz-Funk
Thelonious Monk Live at the It Club Hard Bop
Trouble Funk Drop the Bomb Go-Go
Madness The Rise and Fall New Wave, Pop, Ska
Material One Down Disco, Funk
Ted Hawkins Watch Your Step Soul
Sarah Vaughan Crazy and Mixed Up Vocal Jazz
Keith Tippett Mujician Avant-Garde Jazz
Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous & Roy Haynes Trio Music Avant-Garde Jazz
Discharge Hear Nothing, Say Nothing, See Nothing D-Beat
The dB's Repercussion Jangle Pop, Power Pop
Zoot Sims plus Joe Pass Blues for 2 Jazz
Amy Grant Age to Age CCM
Philip Glass Glassworks Minimalism