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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, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, 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:510 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:14,704
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  81/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,564
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  82/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:9,622
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  77/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:9,584
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  81/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,154
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  83/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,346
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  83/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,530
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:5,386
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  81/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,990
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  81/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,803
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  77/100 (451 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%
Manowar 2 0%
Camel 2 0%
Sheila Chandra 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 271 38%
United Kingdom 201 29%
Germany 26 4%
Australia 25 4%
France 22 3%
Canada 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
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