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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 18,000 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:484 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:14,307
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  81/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,029
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  82/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:9,255
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  77/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:9,007
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  81/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:8,990
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  83/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,244
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  83/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,204
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  81/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,687
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Hatful Of Hollow
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,661
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  83/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,560
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  77/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Black Flag 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Johnny Thunders 2 0%
Nena 2 0%
Butthole Surfers 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 259 38%
United Kingdom 195 29%
Germany 26 4%
Australia 21 3%
Canada 20 3%
France 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
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