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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were Prince, Prince And The Revolution, The Smiths, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Bob Marley And The Wailers, Bob Marley, Minutemen and Cocteau Twins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:636 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:18,364
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:107
Average Rating:  82/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,120
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  82/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:10,645
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  82/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:10,448
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  77/100 (739 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,976
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  83/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:9,721
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,760
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:299
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,434
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  81/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,612
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  82/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,203
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  78/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Nena 2 0%
Butthole Surfers 2 0%
Johnny Thunders 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 324 37%
United Kingdom 238 27%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 28 3%
France 28 3%
Canada 22 3%
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