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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were The Smiths, Prince & The Revolution, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Bob Marley And The Wailers, The Replacements, Minutemen, U2, Cocteau Twins and Talking Heads.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince & The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:11,999
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:118
Average Rating: 81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:8,006
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:184
Average Rating: 78/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:7,978
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:186
Average Rating: 82/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:7,898
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating: 80/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

LegendJamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:7,558
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:201
Average Rating: 84/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:7,267
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:208
Average Rating: 83/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:4,198
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:340
Average Rating: 81/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Hatful Of HollowUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,104
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:342
Average Rating: 82/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,096
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:344
Average Rating: 78/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,002
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:352
Average Rating: 79/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 6 1%
Frank Zappa 3 1%
Various Artists 3 1%
Black Flag 3 1%
Manowar 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 207 39%
United Kingdom 166 32%
Australia 20 4%
Germany 19 4%
Canada 17 3%
France 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 9 2%
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