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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 28,000 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:776 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:20,863
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:106
Average Rating:  82/100 (968 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:12,719
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  82/100 (771 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:12,369
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  83/100 (885 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:514 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:11,339
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  77/100 (852 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,703
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  82/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:10,482
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  84/100 (722 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:8,145
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:292
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,916
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  80/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,576
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  77/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,456
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  81/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 26 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%
The Residents 3 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
Gary Moore 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 370 38%
United Kingdom 258 27%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Germany 38 4%
Australia 31 3%
France 29 3%
Spain 23 2%
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