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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 31,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were The Smiths, Prince, Prince And The Revolution, 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:888 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:22,734
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,040 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:662 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:13,579
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (967 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:13,368
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  82/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:12,400
Rank in 1980s24Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  77/100 (914 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:532 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:11,038
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  82/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,029
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  84/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,571
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:261
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:7,239
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,992
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  81/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,785
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  77/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
R. Stevie Moore 10 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
The Cure 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 384 38%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 40 4%
Australia 30 3%
France 25 3%
Canada 24 2%
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