Top Albums of 1982

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 25 Michael Jackson Thriller Contemporary R&B, Pop
2 136 Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3 209 Prince and The Revolution 1999 Pop, Synth Funk
4 275 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom New Wave, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
5 374 ABC The Lexicon of Love New Romantic, Synthpop
6 399 Donald Fagen The Nightfly Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
7 428 Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM
8 450 Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
9 453 The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
10 587 Roxy Music Avalon New Romantic, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
11 704 King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jj
12 733 Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop, Experimental
13 807 Duran Duran Rio New Romantic, Pop Rock, Synthpop
14 824 XTC English Settlement Pop Rock
15 900 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message Disco Rap
16 957 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) New Wave, Synthpop
17 1033 Joe Jackson Night and Day Art Pop
18 1067 Mission of Burma Vs. Post-Punk
19 1080 John Cale Music for a New Society Art Rock
20 1116 The Gun Club Miami Post-Punk, Punk Blues
21 1135 Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay New Wave, Pop Rock
22 1162 The Clash Combat Rock New Wave, Punk Rock
23 1189 Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul
24 1248 Orange Juice You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
25 1265 Kate Bush The Dreaming Art Pop, Progressive Pop
26 1295 Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Power Pop
27 1450 The Associates Sulk Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop
28 1468 The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk, Post-Punk
29 1544 Bad Brains Bad Brains Hardcore Punk
30 1555 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security Art Rock
31 1608 Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
32 1643 The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses Jangle Pop, Paisley Underground
33 1716 The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Punk Blues
34 1796 Lou Reed The Blue Mask Rock, Singer/Songwriter
35 1802 Flipper Album - Generic Flipper Noise Rock, Punk Rock
36 1863 Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz
37 1889 Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal
38 1953 Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave     
39 2085 Scritti Politti Songs to Remember New Wave, Sophisti-Pop
40 2259 X Under the Big Black Sun Punk Rock
41 2416 Toto IV AOR, Pop Rock
42 2422 Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's Synthpop
43 2424 Wall of Voodoo Call of the West New Wave, Synthpop
44 2546 Kid Creole and The Coconuts Wise Guy/Tropical Gangsters Disco, Pop
45 2572 Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave, Post-Punk
46 2601 George Clinton Computer Games P-Funk, Synth Funk
47 2771 Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal
48 2826 The Psychedelic Furs Forever Now New Wave
49 2844 Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse Lovers Rock
50 2874 Van Morrison Beautiful Vision Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
51 2924 Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain Death Rock
52 3000 Siouxsie and The Banshees A Kiss in the Dreamhouse Gothic Rock, Post-Punk

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