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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 The Smiths, Prince, Prince And The Revolution, 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:919 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:23,429
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,093 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:14,224
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,007 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:13,797
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  82/100 (869 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:12,599
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  77/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:11,477
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley And The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,143
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  84/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,732
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:266
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (672 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:7,615
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  81/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,100
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  77/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:6,081
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  81/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Black Flag 4 0%
The Cure 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 375 37%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Germany 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 24 2%
France 23 2%
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