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100 Greatest Albums of 1983

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: 2014-05-04
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. Murmur - R.E.M.
  2. Synchronicity - The Police
  3. War - U2
  4. She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
  5. Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
  6. Break Out - The Pointer Sisters
  7. Swordfishtrombones - Tom Waits
  8. Eliminator - ZZ Top
  9. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
10. Pyromania - Def Leppard
11. Piece Of Mind - Iron Maiden
12. Speaking In Tounges - Talking Heads
13. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
14. Madonna - Madonna
15. Touch - Eurythmics
16. Let's Dance - David Bowie
17. An Innocent Man - Billy Joel
18. Kill 'Em All - Metallica
19. Colour By Numbers - Culture Club
20. Frontiers - Journey
21. Sports - Huey Lewis & The News
22. Holy Diver - Dio
23. Uh-huh - John Cougar Mellencamp
24. 90125 - Yes
25. Labour Of Love - UB40
26. Infidels - Bob Dylan
27. Metal Health - Quiet Riot
28. Flashdance - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
29. Genesis - Genesis
30. Power, Corruption & Lies - New Order
31. Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams
32. Future Shock - Herbie Hancock
33. No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
34. Script For A Jester's Tear - Marillion
35. Under A Blood Red Sky - U2
36. Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
37. Between The Sheets - The Isley Brothers
38. The Hurting - Tears For Fears
39. Soul Mining - The The
40. Seven And The Ragged Tiger - Duran Duran
41. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
42. Show No Mercy - Slayer
43. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
44. The Crossing - Big Country
45. Shout At The Devil - Mötley Crüe
46. The Wild Heart - Stevie Nicks
47. Duck Rock - Malcolm McLaren
48. Bark At The Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
49. Whodini - Whodini
50. The Principle Of Moments - Robert Plant
51. High Land, Hard Rain - Aztec Camera
52. The Distance - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
53. Hearts And Bones - Paul Simon
54. Hootenanny - The Replacements
55. Reach The Beach - The Fixx
56. Eddie & The Cruisers - John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
57. Lick It Up - Kiss
58. Whammy! - The B-52s
59. Jarreau - Al Jarreau
60. Kilroy Was Here - Styx
61. Melissa - Mercyful Fate
62. More Fun In The New World - X
63. She Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer
64. Midnight Madness - Night Ranger
65. State Of Confusion - The Kinks
66. Lawyers In Love - Jackson Browne
67. Busy Body - Luther Vandross
68. Cargo - Men At Work
69. True - Spandau Ballet
70. Too Low For Zero - Elton John
71. Porcupine - Echo & The Bunnymen
72. Rant 'N' Rave With The Stray Cats - The Stray Cats
73. Fantastic - Wham!
74. Love Wars - Womack & Womack
75. Faster Than The Speed Of Night - Bonnie Tyler
76. Undercover - The Rolling Stones
77. Living In Oz - Rick Springfield
78. No Parlez - Paul Young
79. Field Day - Marshall Crenshaw
80. Out Of Step - Minor Threat
81. The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
82. Flick Of The Switch - AC/DC
83. The Luxury Gap - Heaven 17
84. Keep It Up - Loverboy
85. Candy Girl - New Edition
86. Before Hollywood - The Go-Betweens
87. We Are One - Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
88. Script Of The Bridge - The Chameleons
89. First Offense - Corey Hart
90. It's Your Night - James Ingram
91. Stay With Me Tonight - Jeffrey Osbourne
92. Bad Influence - Robert Cray Band
93. Punch The Clock - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
94. The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert - The Everly Brothers
95. The Gap Band V: Jammin' - The Gap Band
96. Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T. - Einstürzende Neubauten
97. Alpha - Asia
98. Pipes Of Peace - Paul McCartney
99. Live From Earth - Pat Benatar
100. Over The Edge - The Wipers
1983 albums




Murmur R.E.M. album cover
Synchronicity The Police album cover
War U2 album cover
She's So Unusual Cyndi Lauper album cover
Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie album cover
Break Out Pointer Sisters album cover
Swordfishtrombones Tom Waits album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1983
  Brett's choice - An unheralded great album from 1983
 •  Cookin' On The Roof - Roman Holliday
  Bruce's choice:
 •  Whatever Happened To The Band Of '59 - Big Daddy
  Ryan's choice:
 •  Dazzle Ships - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  Brian's choice:
 •  Hand Of Kindness - Richard Thompson
  Lew's choice:
 •  One Night With A Stranger - Martin Briley




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