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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

Purple RainUnited States Prince & The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:13,168
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:115
Average Rating: 81/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:9,039
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:177
Average Rating: 82/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:8,428
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:191
Average Rating: 77/100 (527 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:8,372
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:195
Average Rating: 80/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:8,122
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:200
Average Rating: 84/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,062
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:201
Average Rating: 83/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,068
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:307
Average Rating: 82/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,580
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:335
Average Rating: 83/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,347
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:355
Average Rating: 77/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,341
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:356
Average Rating: 80/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
Black Flag 3 1%
Frank Zappa 3 1%
The Smiths 2 0%
Manowar 2 0%
Déficit Des Années Antérieures 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 238 40%
United Kingdom 176 29%
Germany 24 4%
Australia 20 3%
Spain 18 3%
Canada 17 3%
France 14 2%
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