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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were The Smiths, Prince & The Revolution, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, 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:497 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:14,421
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  81/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,022
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  82/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:9,567
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  77/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:9,160
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  81/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,042
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  83/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,207
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  83/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,251
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  81/100 (272 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:190 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:5,222
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  83/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,761
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  80/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,696
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  78/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Black Flag 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Nena 2 0%
Johnny Thunders 2 0%
Current 93 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 265 38%
United Kingdom 199 29%
Germany 26 4%
Australia 22 3%
Canada 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
France 19 3%
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