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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 37,000 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 Cocteau Twins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,030 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:25,865
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,198 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:633 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:14,553
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (972 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:735 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,498
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,111 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:659 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:13,757
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,028 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:12,332
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  82/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,423
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  84/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,919
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:283
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:8,364
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  81/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,494
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  81/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:6,457
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  77/100 (769 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 358 36%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Mixed Nationality 55 5%
Germany 50 5%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 26 3%
Canada 24 2%
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