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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 14,000 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:409 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:12,045
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: 81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:8,041
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:183
Average Rating: 82/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:7,993
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:186
Average Rating: 78/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:7,849
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:190
Average Rating: 80/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

LegendJamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:7,601
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:200
Average Rating: 84/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:7,317
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:207
Average Rating: 83/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:4,227
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:339
Average Rating: 81/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,186
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:341
Average Rating: 78/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Hatful Of HollowUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,011
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:350
Average Rating: 82/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,004
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:351
Average Rating: 79/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 6 1%
Frank Zappa 3 1%
Various Artists 3 1%
Black Flag 3 1%
Manowar 2 0%
Toto 2 0%
The Dream Syndicate 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 206 39%
United Kingdom 166 32%
Australia 20 4%
Germany 19 4%
Canada 17 3%
France 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 9 2%
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