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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 15,000 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:449 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:13,002
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:115
Average Rating: 81/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:8,875
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:175
Average Rating: 82/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:8,373
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:189
Average Rating: 77/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:8,057
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:196
Average Rating: 81/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:8,036
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:198
Average Rating: 84/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:7,975
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:203
Average Rating: 83/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,017
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:307
Average Rating: 81/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,445
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:340
Average Rating: 84/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,300
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:354
Average Rating: 78/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,252
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:358
Average Rating: 80/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Frank Zappa 3 1%
Black Flag 3 1%
Toto 2 0%
Johnny Thunders 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 225 40%
United Kingdom 171 30%
Germany 20 4%
Australia 20 4%
Canada 16 3%
Spain 13 2%
France 13 2%
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