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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 33,000 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:936 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:24,092
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,116 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:14,361
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  82/100 (893 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,069
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,029 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:604 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:12,582
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  77/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:564 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:11,604
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,151
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  84/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,713
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:268
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:7,704
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  81/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,247
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  77/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:6,067
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:411
Average Rating:  81/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 28 3%
R. Stevie Moore 6 1%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Black Flag 4 0%
The Cure 3 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 369 37%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Germany 46 5%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 25 2%
Japan 23 2%
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