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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 24,000 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:641 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:18,300
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  82/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,143
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  83/100 (757 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:11,024
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  82/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:10,547
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  77/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,212
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  83/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:9,993
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  84/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,958
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  84/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,498
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  81/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,472
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  81/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,234
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  78/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 3%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Ray Charles 2 0%
Rain Parade 2 0%
The Milkshakes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 330 38%
United Kingdom 240 28%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Germany 36 4%
France 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Canada 22 3%
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