1983 Album Releases

1983
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May 2
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
New Order
Power, Corruption & Lies
92
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(315)
Apr 14
David Bowie - Let's Dance
David Bowie
Let's Dance
75
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(227)
Jul 25
Metallica - Kill 'Em All
Metallica
Kill 'Em All
92
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(204)
Jul 27
Madonna - Madonna
Madonna
Madonna
86
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(203)
Apr 12
R.E.M. - Murmur
R.E.M.
Murmur
95
critic score
(7)
88
user score
(196)
May 31
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
Talking Heads
Speaking In Tongues
85
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(192)
Apr 1
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes
90
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(180)
Jan 1
Swans - Filth
Swans
Filth
71
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(166)
Mar 21
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Pink Floyd
The Final Cut
73
critic score
(4)
70
user score
(143)
Feb 28
U2 - War
U2
War
89
critic score
(6)
82
user score
(111)
Sep 1
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones
90
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(106)
Jun 1
The Police - Synchronicity
The Police
Synchronicity
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(80)
Jan 1
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
Brian Eno
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
91
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(75)
May 16
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind
88
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(69)
Sep 1
Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You
Daniel Johnston
Hi, How Are You
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(67)
Feb 1
Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex
Sonic Youth
Confusion is Sex
60
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(59)
Oct 14
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper
She's So Unusual
75
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(50)
Oct 31
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels
Cocteau Twins
Head Over Heels
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(47)
Apr
Minor Threat - Out of Step
Minor Threat
Out of Step
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(46)
Aug 22
Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again
Depeche Mode
Construction Time Again
55
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(41)
Aug 1
The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge
80
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(35)
Dec 3
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Slayer
Show No Mercy
60
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(35)
Oct 27
Bob Dylan - Infidels
Bob Dylan
Infidels
87
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(34)
Mar 7
Tears For Fears - The Hurting
Tears For Fears
The Hurting
75
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(32)
Nov 7
Yes - 90125
Yes
90125
84
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(28)
Dec 1
Misfits - Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood
Misfits
Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(27)
Apr 29
The Replacements - Hootenanny
The Replacements
Hootenanny
83
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(26)
Aug 7
Black Sabbath - Born Again
Black Sabbath
Born Again
35
critic score
(2)
48
user score
(26)
Oct 21
The The - Soul Mining
The The
Soul Mining
70
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(26)
Feb 4
Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine
Echo & the Bunnymen
Porcupine
81
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(25)
May 25
Dio - Holy Diver
Dio
Holy Diver
95
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(24)
Oct 3
Genesis - Genesis
Genesis
Genesis
55
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(24)
Dec 12
The Fall - Perverted by Language
The Fall
Perverted by Language
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(24)
Jan 1
Wipers - Over the Edge
Wipers
Over the Edge
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(22)
Jan 1
Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass
Midori Takada
Through The Looking Glass
86
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(20)
Mar 23
ZZ Top - Eliminator
ZZ Top
Eliminator
75
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(20)
Apr 1
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
Aztec Camera
High Land, Hard Rain
86
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(20)
Jul 5
Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(19)
Oct 30
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
Mercyful Fate
Melissa
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(19)
Nov 7
The Rolling Stones - Undercover
The Rolling Stones
Undercover
80
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(19)
Jan 20
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Def Leppard
Pyromania
90
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(18)
Jan 21
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
78
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(18)
Aug 15
AC/DC - Flick of the Switch
AC/DC
Flick of the Switch
45
critic score
(2)
56
user score
(18)
Jan 1
ESG - Come Away with ESG
ESG
Come Away with ESG
87
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(17)
Nov 21
Duran Duran - Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Duran Duran
Seven and the Ragged Tiger
70
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(17)
Nov 26
Eurythmics - Touch
Eurythmics
Touch
85
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(16)
Jul 1
Bauhaus - Burning from the Inside
Bauhaus
Burning from the Inside
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(15)
Sep 26
Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil
Mötley Crüe
Shout at the Devil
65
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(14)
Jan 1
Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart
Hüsker Dü
Everything Falls Apart
60
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(13)
Jan 1
Minutemen - What Makes a Man Start Fires?
Minutemen
What Makes a Man Start Fires?
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(13)
May 1
Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy
Billy Bragg
Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy
90
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(13)
Oct 1
Culture Club - Colour by Numbers
Culture Club
Colour by Numbers
83
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(13)
Apr 1
Pulp - It
Pulp
It
44
critic score
(3)
66
user score
(12)
1983
Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi
100
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(11)
Jan 1
Liquid Liquid - Optimo
Liquid Liquid
Optimo
80
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(11)
Apr 27
The B-52's - Whammy!
The B-52's
Whammy!
65
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(11)
May 24
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Naughty Boys
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Naughty Boys
80
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(11)
Sep 8
Madonna - Lucky Star
Madonna
Lucky Star
50
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(11)
Oct 10
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Billy Idol
Rebel Yell
80
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(11)
Oct 31
Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace
Paul McCartney
Pipes of Peace
57
critic score
(3)
60
user score
(11)
Nov 15
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
Ozzy Osbourne
Bark at the Moon
60
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(11)
Jan 2
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
50
critic score
(1)
94
user score
(10)
Mar 4
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Dazzle Ships
81
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(10)
Jun 10
Pantera - Metal Magic
Pantera
Metal Magic
30
critic score
(1)
35
user score
(10)
Nov 21
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.
Einstürzende Neubauten
Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(10)
Feb 28
Ramones - Subterranean Jungle
Ramones
Subterranean Jungle
75
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(9)
Apr 1
Daniel Johnston - Yip/Jump Music
Daniel Johnston
Yip/Jump Music
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(9)
Jun 10
Stevie Nicks - The Wild Heart
Stevie Nicks
The Wild Heart
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(9)
Dec 6
The Cure - Japanese Whispers
The Cure
Japanese Whispers
60
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(9)
Jan 1
Miles Davis - Star People
Miles Davis
Star People
80
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(8)
Feb
Mariah - うたかたの日々 (Utakata no Hibi)
Mariah
うたかたの日々 (Utakata no Hibi)
83
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(8)
Mar 7
New Order - Blue Monday
New Order
Blue Monday
95
user score
(8)
Jul 29
Virginia Astley - From Gardens Where We Feel Secure
Virginia Astley
From Gardens Where We Feel Secure
90
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(8)
Aug 8
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
Billy Joel
An Innocent Man
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(8)
Aug 30
XTC - Mummer
XTC
Mummer
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(8)
Oct 11
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
Lionel Richie
Can't Slow Down
85
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(8)
Oct 31
The Smiths - This Charming Man
The Smiths
This Charming Man
80
critic score
(1)
95
user score
(8)
1983
Brian Eno - More Music for Films
Brian Eno
More Music for Films
73
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Texas Flood
100
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(7)
Feb 14
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson
Beat It
86
user score
(7)
Mar 1
Lou Reed - Legendary Hearts
Lou Reed
Legendary Hearts
76
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(7)
Apr 15
Bad Brains - Rock for Light
Bad Brains
Rock for Light
80
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(7)
Apr 20
Sister Nancy - One, Two
Sister Nancy
One, Two
86
user score
(7)
Apr 29
Men At Work - Cargo
Men At Work
Cargo
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(7)
May 23
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Confrontation
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Confrontation
60
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(7)
Jun 1
Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Messages
Electric Light Orchestra
Secret Messages
53
critic score
(3)
62
user score
(7)
Jul 1
Butthole Surfers - Butthole Surfers
Butthole Surfers
Butthole Surfers
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(7)
Aug 1
Neil Young - Everybody's Rockin'
Neil Young
Everybody's Rockin'
40
critic score
(1)
32
user score
(7)
Aug 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Punch the Clock
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Punch the Clock
80
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(7)
Sep 7
Madonna - Holiday
Madonna
Holiday
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(7)
Nov 5
Charly García - Clics Modernos
Charly García
Clics Modernos
72
user score
(7)
1983
Zazou / Bikaye / Cy 1 - Noir Et Blanc
Zazou / Bikaye / Cy 1
Noir Et Blanc
84
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(6)
1983
Jon Hassell - Aka/Darbari/Java
Jon Hassell
Aka/Darbari/Java
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(6)
1983
Djeli Moussa Diawara - Yasimika
Djeli Moussa Diawara
Yasimika
91
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Gang of Four - Hard
Gang of Four
Hard
46
critic score
(3)
57
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Philip Glass - The Photographer
Philip Glass
The Photographer
72
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Cybotron - Enter
Cybotron
Enter
94
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(6)
Mar 9
Madonna - Burning Up
Madonna
Burning Up
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(6)
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