SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 1982

SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 1982

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49.

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
October 1, 1982
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

48.

Klymaxx - Girls Will Be Girls
September 17, 1982
Critic Score
60
1 review

47.

Philip Glass - Glassworks
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

46.

The Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now
September 25, 1982
Critic Score
71
4 reviews

45.

Siouxsie and the Banshees - A Kiss in the Dreamhouse
November 5, 1982
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

43.

George Clinton - Computer Games
November 5, 1982
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

41.

Neil Young - Trans
December 29, 1982
Critic Score
66
3 reviews

40.

Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings
July 16, 2021
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

39.

Misfits - Walk Among Us
March 0, 1982
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

38.

The Dream Syndicate - The Days of Wine and Roses
October 28, 1982
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

37.

King Sunny Adé and His African Beats - Juju Music
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

36.

The Pointer Sisters - So Excited!
July 0, 1982
Critic Score
60
1 review

35.

Haruomi Hosono - Philharmony
May 21, 1982
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

34.

Midnight Oil - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
November 1, 1982
Critic Score
80
1 review

33.

Ornette Coleman - Of Human Feelings
April 5, 1982
Critic Score
80
1 review

31.

A Certain Ratio - Sextet
January 27, 1982
Critic Score
71
2 reviews

30.

Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
March 15, 1982
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

29.

The Birthday Party - Junkyard
May 10, 1982
Critic Score
74
2 reviews

28.

Mission of Burma - Vs.
October 11, 1982
Critic Score
93
2 reviews

27.

Brian Eno - Ambient 4: On Land
March 1, 1982
Critic Score
89
2 reviews

26.

Joe Jackson - Night and Day
June 1, 1982
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

25.

The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
March 8, 1982
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

24.

X - Under the Big Black Sun
July 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

23.

The Gap Band - Gap Band IV
May 17, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

22.

Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
July 17, 1982
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

21.

Split Enz - Time and Tide
April 0, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

20.

The Go-Go's - Vacation
August 11, 1982
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

19.

Sparks - Angst in My Pants
March 29, 1982
Critic Score
80
1 review

18.

Fleetwood Mac - Mirage
June 18, 1982
Critic Score
71
4 reviews

17.

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
October 1, 1982
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

16.

Rush - Signals
September 9, 1982
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

15.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
July 2, 1982
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

14.

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
October 29, 1982
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

13.

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
September 30, 1982
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

12.

The Cure - Pornography
May 3, 1982
Critic Score
50
2 reviews

11.

Duran Duran - Rio
May 10, 1982
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

10.

Bad Brains - Bad Brains
February 5, 1982
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

9.

Laurie Anderson - Big Science
April 19, 1982
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

8.

XTC - English Settlement
February 12, 1982
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

7.

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
September 6, 1982
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

6.

Roxy Music - Avalon
May 28, 1982
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

5.

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
March 22, 1982
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

4.

The Clash - Combat Rock
May 14, 1982
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

3.

Michael Jackson - Thriller
November 30, 1982
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

2.

Prince - 1999
October 27, 1982
Critic Score
93
7 reviews

1.

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
September 13, 1982
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
Original Source: https://www.spin.com/2022/08/the-50-best-albums-of-1982/
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