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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 27,000 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 U2.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:740 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:20,380
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:106
Average Rating:  82/100 (938 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:12,278
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  82/100 (747 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:12,064
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:11,025
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  77/100 (828 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,805
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  83/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:10,041
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  84/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:7,851
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:297
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,770
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  81/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,514
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:406
Average Rating:  78/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,428
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  81/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
P16.D4 2 0%
Mike Oldfield 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 360 38%
United Kingdom 256 27%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 38 4%
France 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Spain 23 2%
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