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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:699 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:19,434
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  82/100 (906 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,780
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  83/100 (827 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:11,650
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  82/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:11,066
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  77/100 (812 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,583
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  83/100 (584 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:10,146
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  84/100 (687 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:7,256
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:305
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,749
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  81/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,599
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  81/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,408
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  78/100 (610 votes)
Comments: 35 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%
P16.D4 2 0%
Felt 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 38%
United Kingdom 247 27%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Germany 37 4%
France 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Spain 23 3%
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