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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:721 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:19,782
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  82/100 (919 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:471 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:12,089
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  82/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:12,028
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  83/100 (840 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:11,102
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  77/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,747
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:10,048
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  84/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:7,514
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  84/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,798
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  81/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,538
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  81/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,423
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  78/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Butthole Surfers 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 354 38%
United Kingdom 253 27%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Germany 38 4%
France 31 3%
Australia 27 3%
Spain 23 2%
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