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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were The Smiths, Prince & The Revolution, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, 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:468 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:13,357
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  81/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:9,497
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  82/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:8,868
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  77/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:8,814
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  81/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:8,740
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  83/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:8,237
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  83/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,221
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  81/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:4,562
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  83/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,514
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  80/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:4,387
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  78/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 28 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%
Current 93 2 0%
Ray Charles 2 0%
The Alan Parsons Project 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 254 40%
United Kingdom 183 28%
Germany 24 4%
Australia 20 3%
Canada 19 3%
Spain 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
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