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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were The Smiths, Prince & The Revolution, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, 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:581 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:16,386
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  81/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,760
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:10,056
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  81/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:9,976
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  77/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:9,276
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  83/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:9,105
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  83/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,224
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  84/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,033
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  81/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,253
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  82/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,937
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  78/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Black Flag 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Twelfth Night 2 0%
Gary Moore 2 0%
Déficit Des Années Antérieures 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 297 37%
United Kingdom 227 28%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 28 3%
France 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
Canada 23 3%
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