Best Albums of 1984

Listed below are the best albums of 1984 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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, Cocteau Twins and Hüsker Dü.
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1984
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16,462
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1984
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9,214
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1984
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8,647
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Buy album United States
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1984
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8,267
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Buy album United States
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1984
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7,896
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1984
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6,819
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1984
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5,204
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Stop Making Sense 
Live soundtrack
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1984
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4,470
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1984
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4,293
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1984
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4,287
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Country Albums %


United States 348 35%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Germany 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Japan 33 3%
Australia 29 3%
Canada 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 933 93%
Yes 67 7%
Live? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
9. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
12. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
13. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
14. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
15. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
16. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
17. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
18. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
19. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
20. Top 90.3 Listener Voted Albums by KEXP (2008)
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