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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 38,000 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 & The Wailers, Bob Marley, Minutemen and Cocteau Twins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,039 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:26,033
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,216 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:14,528
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  83/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:741 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,492
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,135 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:667 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:13,719
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,043 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:12,340
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (731 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,405
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  84/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,881
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:287
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:8,443
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  81/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,544
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  81/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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10.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:6,540
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  77/100 (780 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
R. Stevie Moore 4 0%
Black Flag 4 0%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
The Cure 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 357 36%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Mixed Nationality 55 6%
Germany 50 5%
Australia 29 3%
Japan 26 3%
Canada 24 2%
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