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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 30,000 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 Cocteau Twins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:847 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:22,235
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,007 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:633 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:13,239
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  83/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:13,093
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  82/100 (806 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:12,084
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  77/100 (890 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:523 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,983
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:10,821
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  84/100 (747 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:8,896
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:274
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (616 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:7,047
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  80/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,814
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  81/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,749
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  77/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 28 3%
R. Stevie Moore 11 1%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
The Cure 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 382 38%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Germany 39 4%
Australia 32 3%
France 29 3%
Spain 23 2%
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