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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 29,000 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:817 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:21,776
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  83/100 (989 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:502 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:12,922
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  82/100 (788 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:12,709
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (906 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:11,677
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  77/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:10,982
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  82/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:10,823
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  84/100 (734 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:8,394
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:288
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:6,955
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  80/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,654
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  77/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,528
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  81/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 27 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 Numan 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 378 39%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 31 3%
France 29 3%
Spain 24 2%
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