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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 20,000 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:548 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:15,582
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  81/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,616
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  82/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:10,234
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  81/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:9,979
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  77/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,364
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  82/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,828
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  83/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,924
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  84/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:5,790
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  81/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,284
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  81/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,990
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  77/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Camel 2 0%
The Smiths 2 0%
Marillion 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 287 38%
United Kingdom 213 28%
Germany 31 4%
Australia 27 4%
France 26 3%
Canada 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
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