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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, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, 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:461 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:13,078
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:117
Average Rating: 81/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:9,432
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:176
Average Rating: 82/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:8,493
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:193
Average Rating: 80/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:8,480
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:194
Average Rating: 77/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:8,176
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:202
Average Rating: 83/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,014
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:207
Average Rating: 83/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,079
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:311
Average Rating: 81/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,672
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:333
Average Rating: 83/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,441
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:356
Average Rating: 78/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,279
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:369
Average Rating: 80/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Scott Walker 2 0%
Orange Juice 2 0%
Déficit Des Années Antérieures 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 245 40%
United Kingdom 180 29%
Germany 24 4%
Australia 20 3%
Spain 18 3%
Canada 17 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
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