Top Albums of 1984





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
49
Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Synth Funk
2
156
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
3
163
The Smiths The Smiths Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
4
216
The Replacements Let It Be Alternative Rock
5
222
Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
6
311
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime Post-Punk, Punk Rock
7
433
Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain Post-Punk
8
496
U2 The Unforgettable Fire Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
9
544
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Art Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk
10
570
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Rattlesnakes Jangle Pop
11
596
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
12
610
R.E.M. Reckoning Jangle Pop
13
673
Cocteau Twins Treasure Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave
14
701
Van Halen 1984 Hard Rock
15
726
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Hardcore Hip Hop
16
795
Madonna Like a Virgin Pop
17
866
Tina Turner Private Dancer Pop Rock, Soul
18
931
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome New Wave, Synthpop
19
1029
Youssou N'Dour Immigres / Bitim Rew Mbalax
20
1034
Metallica Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal
21
1065
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II Alternative Rock, Cowpunk
22
1120
Los Lobos How Will the Wolf Survive? Tex-Mex
23
1220
Pretenders Learning to Crawl New Wave, Pop Rock
24
1364
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds From Her to Eternity Post-Punk
25
1417
Rubén Blades Buscando América Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa
26
1463
This Mortal Coil It'll End in Tears Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave
27
1524
David Sylvian Brilliant Trees Art Pop
28
1665
Sade Diamond Life Smooth Soul, Sophisti-Pop
29
1704
The Dream Syndicate Medicine Show Paisley Underground
30
1718
The Blue Nile A Walk Across the Rooftops Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
31
1729
Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 Progressive Electronic
32
1759
The Fall The Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall Post-Punk
33
1861
Violent Femmes Hallowed Ground Alternative Rock, Cowpunk, Folk Punk
34
2209
Iron Maiden Powerslave NWOBHM
35
2244
The Style Council Café Bleu Sophisti-Pop
36
2303
The Special A.K.A. In the Studio 2 Tone
37
2342
Gabinete Caligari Cuatro rosas New Wave
38
2347
Alaska y Dinarama Deseo carnal New Wave, Pop Rock
39
2377
Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream of Trains Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
40
2392
Bronski Beat The Age of Consent Hi-NRG, Synthpop
41
2409
Bryan Adams Reckless Pop Rock
42
2481
The Cars Heartbeat City New Wave, Pop Rock
43
2551
Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos Garage Rock, Power Pop
44
2592
Julian Cope Fried Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock
45
2615
Radio Futura La ley del desierto, La ley del mar New Wave, Pop Rock
46
2654
Scott Walker Climate of Hunter Art Pop, Art Rock
47
2742
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism
48
2786
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Hole Industrial, Industrial Rock
49
2802
The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story Post-Punk
50
2807
Fabrizio De André Crêuza de mä Contemporary Folk
51
2816
Bobby Womack The Poet II Soul
52
2852
Billy Bragg Brewing Up with Billy Bragg Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Téléphone Un autre monde Rock
Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain New Wave, Pop Rock
Don Henley Building the Perfect Beast Pop Rock
Depeche Mode Some Great Reward Synthpop
Everything But the Girl Eden Jazz Pop, Sophisti-Pop
Scorpions Love at First Sting Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Bangles All Over the Place New Wave, Pop Rock
Lou Reed New Sensations Pop Rock
Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak Art Pop, Experimental Rock
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Couldn't Stand the Weather Blues Rock, Electric Texas Blues
Butthole Surfers Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac Noise Rock
The Waterboys A Pagan Place Pop Rock
Steve Roach Structures from Silence Space Ambient
Carmel The Drum Is Everything Jazz Pop
Joe Jackson Body and Soul Art Pop, Jazz Pop
The Pogues Red Roses for Me Celtic Punk, Celtic Rock
Christy Moore Ride On Celtic Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl Ambient
Teena Marie Starchild Dance-Pop, Funk