Best Albums of 1984

Listed below are the best albums of 1984 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Minutemen, Talking Heads, Bob Marley & The Wailers and Bob Marley.
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1984
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17,917
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1984
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9,505
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9,385
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9,049
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1984
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8,258
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1984
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7,259
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1984
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5,843
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8.
Stop Making Sense 
Live soundtrack
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1984
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4,580
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1984
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4,530
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1984
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4,388
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1984 composition

Country Albums %


United States 350 35%
United Kingdom 269 27%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Germany 43 4%
Japan 31 3%
Australia 29 3%
Canada 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 931 93%
Yes 69 7%
Live? Albums %
No 972 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
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