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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 25,000 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:683 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:19,314
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:107
Average Rating:  82/100 (887 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,488
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  82/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:532 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:11,463
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  83/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:10,933
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  77/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,378
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  83/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:10,011
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  84/100 (672 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:7,237
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:301
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,664
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  81/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,466
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  81/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,386
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  78/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
Manowar 2 0%
Golden Earring 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 341 38%
United Kingdom 244 27%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 37 4%
France 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Spain 23 3%
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