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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 36,000 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 & The Wailers, Bob Marley, Minutemen and U2.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,012 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:25,605
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,173 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:14,455
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  82/100 (944 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,448
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:646 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:13,314
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:205
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,007 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:12,151
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  82/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,394
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  84/100 (828 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,902
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:278
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:8,176
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  81/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,532
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  77/100 (756 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:6,422
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
The Milkshakes 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 358 36%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Mixed Nationality 52 5%
Germany 51 5%
Australia 29 3%
Japan 26 3%
Canada 24 2%
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