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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 15,000 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:451 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:13,025
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:116
Average Rating: 81/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:9,023
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:176
Average Rating: 82/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:8,385
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:188
Average Rating: 77/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:8,174
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:195
Average Rating: 81/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:8,037
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:198
Average Rating: 84/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:7,970
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:203
Average Rating: 83/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,041
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:307
Average Rating: 81/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,484
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:340
Average Rating: 83/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,340
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:352
Average Rating: 78/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,270
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:358
Average Rating: 80/100 (217 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%
Johnny Thunders 2 0%
Ray Charles 2 0%
The Dream Syndicate 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 227 40%
United Kingdom 172 30%
Australia 20 3%
Germany 20 3%
Canada 16 3%
Spain 15 3%
France 13 2%
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