Top Ten Best Albums of 1984

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The Top Ten

1 Metallica - Ride The Lightning
2 Queen - The Works

A lovely album from artwork on the cover to the music inside the album sleeve. You've a nice simply monotone cover of the band, you know you are picking up a Queen album and before you even play it you know its gonna be a good 'un. If you don't like this album then you don't like Queen. - hillerbees

I love Queen!
And such a good album - Ajkloth

3 Bryan Adams - Reckless

For me, this is the greatest album of 1984. All the songs are great but Summer of '69, Heaven and Run to You are ICONIC MASTERPIECES

Such a great album and Bryan is underrated

4 Madonna - Like A Virgin
5 Iron Maiden - Powerslave

I like ride the lightning a lot, but powerslave is the king of masterpieces

Run.. Live to fly.. Fly to live.. Do or die.. Won't you run.. Live to fly.. Fly to live
Aces hiighh!

6 The Smiths - The Smiths
7 Van Halen - 1984
8 Scorpions - Love at First Sting

Great album! One of their best. "Rock you like a hurricane", "Big city nights", 'Still Loving You"... Amazing

9 Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
10 Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

Oh god at least top 10

The Newcomers

? Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance
? Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hyaena

The Contenders

11 Three of a Perfect Pair - King Crimson
12 Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution
13 Tina Turner - Private Dancer
14 Dio - The Last In Line
15 The Replacements - Let It Be
16 Wham! - Make It Big
17 Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
18 Don't Break the Oath - Mercyful Fate
19 Duran Duran - Arena
20 Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
21 Pat Benatar - Tropico
22 Tabula Rasa - Arvo PÄRT
23 Treasure - Cocteau Twins
24 Rush - Grace Under Pressure
25 Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
26 Double Nickels On the Dime - Minutemen
27 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
28 Laura Branigan - Self Control
29 Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries
30 Sade - Diamond Life
31 Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
32 Zen Arcade - Hüsker DÜ
33 Prince - Purple Rain

This album is not only the best album of 1984, but also one of the best albums ever. It is much better than "Like a Virgin" and even "The Works". It will always be remembered as one of the album that defined the 80s, with outstanding songs like When Doves Cry, Purple Rain and Let's Go Crazy. A true classic. - Zarom

34 INXS - The Swing
35 Whitesnake - Slide It In
36 Marillion - Real to Reel
37 Boney M - Ten Thousand Light Years
38 The Cure - The Top
39 The Ramones - Too Tough to Die
40 ? (Fragezeichen) - Nena
41 It's My Life - Talk Talk
42 4630 Bochum - Herbert Grönemeyer
43 Discovery - Mike Oldfield
44 David Gilmour - About Face
45 The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
46 Saxon - Crusader
47 Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
48 Vulture Culture - The Alan Parsons Project
49 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Red Hot Chili Peppers
50 Kim Wilde - Teases & Dares
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Top Remixes (13)

1. Bryan Adams - Reckless
2. Scorpions - Love at First Sting
3. Madonna - Like A Virgin
Irina2932
1. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
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1. Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution
2. 4630 Bochum - Herbert Grönemeyer
3. ? (Fragezeichen) - Nena
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