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Top-rated albums of 1984

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1984 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:10,199
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:260
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (712 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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2.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,304
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  84/100 (812 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,053
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,051 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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4.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:24,468
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,132 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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5.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:14,516
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  82/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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6.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:11,720
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (687 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

Stop Making SenseUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1984Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1984:11Rank Score:6,103
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  81/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:6,151
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  81/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:7,675
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  81/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

E2-E4Germany Manuel Göttsching
Year of Release:1984Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1984:27Rank Score:1,261
Rank in 1980s276Overall Rank:1,706
Average Rating:  80/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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