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100 Greatest Albums of 1982

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.
Edited By: - List Begun: 2014-04-20
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. Thriller - Michael Jackson
  2. 1999 - Prince
  3. The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
  4. Rio - Duran Duran
  5. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
  6. Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
  7. Avalon - Roxy Music
  8. The Nightfly - Donald Fagen
  9. Business As Usual - Men At Work
10. Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello and The Attractions
11. Shoot Out the Lights - Richard & Linda Thompson
12. The Lexicon Of Love - ABC
13. Combat Rock - The Clash
14. Toto IV - Toto
15. Midnight Love - Marvin Gaye
16. Screaming For Vengeance - Judas Priest
17. Pornography - The Cure
18. American Fool - John Cougar
19. Bad Brains - Bad Brains
20. Upstairs At Eric's - Yaz(oo)
21. Asia - Asia
22. Tug Of War - Paul McCartney
23. The Nylon Curtain - Billy Joel
24. Black Metal - Venom
25. Night And Day - Joe Jackson
26. Signals - Rush
27. Hello, I Must Be Going - Phil Collins
28. Big Science - Laurie Anderson
29. Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie
30. The Gap Band IV - The Gap Band
31. Mirage - Fleetwood Mac
32. H2O - Daryl Hall & John Oates
33. Special Beat Service - The (English) Beat
34. Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security - Peter Gabriel
35. Picture This - Huey Lewis & The News
36. Chronic Town - R.E.M.
37. Forever, For Always, For Love - Luther Vandross
38. English Settlement - XTC
39. Pictures At Eleven - Robert Plant
40. Killer On The Rampage - Eddy Grant
41. Milo Goes To College - The Descendents
42. Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
43. A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls
44. Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project
45. Aldo Nova - Aldo Nova
46. Blackout - Scorpions
47. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
48. Vs. - Mission Of Burma
49. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) - Simple Minds
50. The Dreaming - Kate Bush
51. Special Forces - .38 Special
52. A Kiss In The Dreamhouse - Siouxsie & The Banshees
53. Restless And Wild - Accept
54. Chicago 16 - Chicago
55. Friend Or Foe - Adam Ant
56. Long After Dark - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
57. Music For A New Society - John Cale
58. Computer Games - George Clinton
59. Kissing To Be Clever - Culture Club
60. Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
61. Daylight Again - Crosby, Stills, & Nash
62. Too-Rye-Ay - Dexy's Midnight Runners
63. Jump To It - Aretha Franklin
64. Pleasure Victim - Berlin
65. Sweets From A Stranger - Squeeze
66. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
67. Forever Now - The Psychedelic Furs
68. Emotions In Motion - Billy Squier
69. Album: Generic Flipper - Flipper
70. Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet - Rick Springfield
71. The Concert In Central Park - Simon & Garfunkel
72. Diver Down - Van Halen
73. Walk Among Us - The Misfits
74. Billy Idol - Billy Idol
75. Songs Of The Free - Gang Of Four
76. You Can't Hide Your Love Forever - Orange Juice
77. No Control - Eddie Money
78. Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
79. Vacation - The Go-Go's
80. Sulk - The Associates
81. Under The Big Black Sun - X
82. Get Nervous - Pat Benatar
83. The Blue Mask - Lou Reed
84. All This Love - DeBarge
85. Hex Enduction Hour - The Fall
86. The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads - Talking Heads
87. All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes - Pete Townshend
88. The Rise And Fall - Madness
89. Straight Between The Eyes - Rainbow
90. Good Trouble - REO Speedwagon
91. Something's Going On - Frida
92. What Time Is It? - The Time
93. Branigan - Laura Branigan
94. Miami - The Gun Club
95. Junkyard - The Birthday Party
96. Jump Up - Elton John
97. I Can't Stand Still - Don Henley
98. After The Snow- Modern English
99. The Other Woman - Ray Parker Jr.
100. The Days Of Wine And Roses - Dream Syndicate

Thriller Michael Jackson album cover
1999 Prince album cover
The Number Of The Beast Iron Maiden album cover
Rio Duran Duran album cover
The Message Grandmaster Flash album cover
Nebraska Bruce Springsteen album cover
Avalon Roxy Music album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1982
  Brett's choice - An unheralded great album from 1982
 •  Christmas Soul Special - Various Artists
  Bruce's choice:
 •  Lime II - Lime
  Ryan's choice:
 •  Garlands - The Cocteau Twins




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