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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were The Smiths, Prince & The Revolution, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Bob Marley And The Wailers, Minutemen, Cocteau Twins, U2 and Talking Heads.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince & The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:15,549
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  81/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,491
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  82/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:10,125
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  81/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:10,017
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  77/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,345
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  82/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,633
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  83/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,742
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  81/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:5,569
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  84/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,179
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  81/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,949
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  78/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Felt 2 0%
Gary Moore 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 286 38%
United Kingdom 213 28%
Germany 31 4%
Australia 27 4%
France 26 3%
Canada 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
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