Top Albums of 1982





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
23
Michael Jackson Thriller Contemporary R&B, Pop
2
139
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3
207
Prince and The Revolution 1999 Pop, Synth Funk
4
313
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom New Wave, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
5
399
ABC The Lexicon of Love New Romantic, Synthpop
6
429
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM
7
439
Donald Fagen The Nightfly Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
8
476
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
9
512
The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
10
514
Roxy Music Avalon New Romantic, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
11
619
King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jj
12
797
Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop, Experimental
13
798
Duran Duran Rio New Romantic, Pop Rock, Synthpop
14
955
XTC English Settlement Pop Rock
15
967
Joe Jackson Night and Day Art Pop
16
1101
Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) New Wave, Synthpop
17
1164
John Cale Music for a New Society Art Rock
18
1195
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message Disco Rap
19
1228
Mission of Burma Vs. Post-Punk
20
1236
The Gun Club Miami Post-Punk, Punk Blues
21
1264
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul
22
1273
The Clash Combat Rock New Wave, Punk Rock
23
1302
Orange Juice You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
24
1305
Kate Bush The Dreaming Art Pop, Progressive Pop
25
1335
Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay New Wave
26
1413
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Power Pop
27
1449
Bad Brains Bad Brains Hardcore Punk
28
1527
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk, Post-Punk
29
1542
The Associates Sulk Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop
30
1644
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security Art Rock
31
1725
Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz
32
1737
The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses Jangle Pop, Paisley Underground
33
1808
The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Punk Blues
34
1838
Toto IV AOR, Pop Rock
35
1842
Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
36
1938
Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave
37
1940
Flipper Album - Generic Flipper Noise Rock, Punk Rock
38
1941
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal
39
2027
Lou Reed The Blue Mask Rock, Singer/Songwriter
40
2207
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal
41
2250
Scritti Politti Songs to Remember New Wave, Sophisti-Pop
42
2252
Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave, Post-Punk
43
2380
Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's Synthpop
44
2602
George Clinton Computer Games P-Funk, Synth Funk
45
2624
X Under the Big Black Sun Punk Rock
46
2841
Descendents Milo Goes to College Hardcore Punk, Skate Punk
47
2915
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land Ambient
48
2935
Wall of Voodoo Call of the West New Wave, Synthpop
49
2940
Scorpions Blackout Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
50
2952
Kid Creole and The Coconuts Wise Guy/Tropical Gangsters Disco, Pop

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