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Best Albums of 1984

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1984 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 24,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were Prince, Prince And The Revolution, The Smiths, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Bob Marley And The Wailers, Bob Marley, Minutemen and Cocteau Twins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:18,385
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  82/100 (853 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,146
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  82/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:11,137
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  83/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:10,733
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  77/100 (765 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,238
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  82/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:9,860
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  84/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,956
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  84/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,478
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  81/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,472
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  82/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,247
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  78/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 3%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Meat Loaf 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Marillion 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 330 38%
United Kingdom 241 28%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Germany 36 4%
France 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Canada 22 3%
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