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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 22,000 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:603 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:17,154
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  81/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,004
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:10,526
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  82/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:10,244
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  77/100 (712 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,685
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  83/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:9,341
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  83/100 (623 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,596
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:298
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,205
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  81/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,391
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  82/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,026
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  77/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Johnny Thunders 2 0%
The Milkshakes 2 0%
Nena 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 319 38%
United Kingdom 235 28%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 4%
Australia 28 3%
France 28 3%
Canada 22 3%
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