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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 & The Revolution, The Smiths, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Bob Marley And The Wailers, Minutemen, Cocteau Twins, U2 and Echo & The Bunnymen.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince & The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:625 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:17,894
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  81/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,077
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:10,520
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  82/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:10,305
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  78/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,900
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  83/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:9,425
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  83/100 (628 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,629
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:300
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,311
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  81/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,481
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  82/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,215
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  78/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 33 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%
Swans 2 0%
The S.O.S. Band 2 0%
Manowar 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 320 37%
United Kingdom 237 28%
Germany 39 5%
Mixed Nationality 33 4%
Australia 28 3%
France 28 3%
Canada 22 3%
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