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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 16,000 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:460 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:13,187
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:116
Average Rating: 81/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:9,076
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:177
Average Rating: 82/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:8,377
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:193
Average Rating: 77/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:8,333
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:196
Average Rating: 80/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:8,116
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:200
Average Rating: 84/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:7,893
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:205
Average Rating: 83/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,081
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:307
Average Rating: 82/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,512
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:343
Average Rating: 83/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,348
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:357
Average Rating: 77/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,330
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:361
Average Rating: 80/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 19 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%
The Dream Syndicate 2 0%
Ray Charles 2 0%
Johnny Thunders 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 239 40%
United Kingdom 176 29%
Germany 24 4%
Australia 20 3%
Spain 18 3%
Canada 17 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
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