Top Albums of 1982





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
25
Michael Jackson Thriller Contemporary R&B, Pop
2
131
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3
212
Prince and The Revolution 1999 Pop, Synth Funk
4
277
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom New Wave, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
5
384
ABC The Lexicon of Love New Romantic, Synthpop
6
401
Donald Fagen The Nightfly Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
7
417
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM
8
456
The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
9
459
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
10
593
Roxy Music Avalon New Romantic, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
11
650
King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jj
12
789
Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop, Experimental
13
827
Duran Duran Rio New Romantic, Pop Rock, Synthpop
14
920
XTC English Settlement Pop Rock
15
968
Joe Jackson Night and Day Art Pop
16
1042
Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) New Wave, Synthpop
17
1051
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message Disco Rap
18
1196
Mission of Burma Vs. Post-Punk
19
1228
John Cale Music for a New Society Art Rock
20
1255
Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay New Wave
21
1263
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul
22
1269
The Gun Club Miami Post-Punk, Punk Blues
23
1275
Orange Juice You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
24
1298
Kate Bush The Dreaming Art Pop, Progressive Pop
25
1350
The Clash Combat Rock New Wave, Punk Rock
26
1435
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk, Post-Punk
27
1438
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Power Pop
28
1457
The Associates Sulk Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop
29
1500
Bad Brains Bad Brains Hardcore Punk
30
1596
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security Art Rock
31
1684
The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Punk Blues
32
1715
The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses Jangle Pop, Paisley Underground
33
1773
Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
34
1865
Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz
35
1868
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal
36
1950
Flipper Album - Generic Flipper Noise Rock, Punk Rock
37
2020
Toto IV AOR, Pop Rock
38
2025
Lou Reed The Blue Mask Rock, Singer/Songwriter
39
2075
Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave
40
2184
Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave, Post-Punk
41
2202
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal
42
2403
X Under the Big Black Sun Punk Rock
43
2448
Scritti Politti Songs to Remember New Wave, Sophisti-Pop
44
2613
Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's Synthpop
45
2756
Wall of Voodoo Call of the West New Wave, Synthpop
46
2809
George Clinton Computer Games P-Funk, Synth Funk
47
2824
Kid Creole and The Coconuts Wise Guy/Tropical Gangsters Disco, Pop
48
2937
The Psychedelic Furs Forever Now New Wave
49
2987
Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse Lovers Rock
50
2995
Descendents Milo Goes to College Hardcore Punk, Skate Punk

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land Ambient
Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain Death Rock
Misfits Walk Among Us Hardcore Punk, Horror Punk
Van Morrison Beautiful Vision Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Talking Heads The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads Art Punk, New Wave
The Jam The Gift Mod Revival, New Wave, Power Pop
Siouxsie and The Banshees A Kiss in the Dreamhouse Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
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
Angry Samoans Back from Samoa Hardcore Punk
Paul McCartney Tug of War Pop Rock
Robert Wyatt Nothing Can Stop Us Canterbury Scene
Brygada Kryzys Brygada Kryzys Post-Punk
Tom Waits One from the Heart Film Soundtrack, Vocal Jazz
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