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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:535 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:15,120
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  81/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,641
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  82/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:9,894
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  77/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:9,832
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  81/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,320
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  82/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,553
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  83/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,669
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  81/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:5,597
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  84/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,090
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  81/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,872
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  77/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 30 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%
Orange Juice 2 0%
Gary Moore 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 287 38%
United Kingdom 211 28%
Germany 30 4%
Australia 27 4%
France 25 3%
Canada 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
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