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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were The Smiths, Prince & The Revolution, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, 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:520 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:14,682
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  81/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,548
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  82/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:9,660
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  81/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:9,561
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  77/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,181
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  83/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,457
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  83/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,635
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  84/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:5,534
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  81/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,954
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  81/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,831
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  77/100 (466 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%
The S.O.S. Band 2 0%
The Milkshakes 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 286 39%
United Kingdom 207 28%
Germany 29 4%
Australia 26 4%
France 24 3%
Canada 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
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