Top Albums of 1984





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
51
Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Synth Funk
2
159
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
3
167
The Smiths The Smiths Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
4
221
The Replacements Let It Be Alternative Rock
5
226
Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore
6
315
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime Post-Punk, Punk Rock
7
441
Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain Post-Punk
8
503
U2 The Unforgettable Fire Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
9
548
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Art Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk
10
574
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Rattlesnakes Jangle Pop
11
598
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
12
613
R.E.M. Reckoning Jangle Pop
13
683
Cocteau Twins Treasure Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave
14
702
Van Halen 1984 Hard Rock
15
724
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Hardcore Hip Hop
16
812
Madonna Like a Virgin Pop
17
872
Tina Turner Private Dancer Pop Rock, Soul
18
928
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome New Wave, Synthpop
19
1031
Metallica Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal
20
1038
Youssou N'Dour Immigres / Bitim Rew Mbalax
21
1079
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II Alternative Rock, Cowpunk
22
1138
Los Lobos How Will the Wolf Survive? Tex-Mex
23
1226
Pretenders Learning to Crawl New Wave, Pop Rock
24
1364
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds From Her to Eternity Post-Punk
25
1407
Rubén Blades Buscando América Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa
26
1475
This Mortal Coil It'll End in Tears Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave
27
1506
David Sylvian Brilliant Trees Art Pop
28
1656
Sade Diamond Life Smooth Soul, Sophisti-Pop
29
1704
The Dream Syndicate Medicine Show Paisley Underground
30
1723
The Blue Nile A Walk Across the Rooftops Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
31
1758
The Fall The Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall Post-Punk
32
1877
Violent Femmes Hallowed Ground Alternative Rock, Cowpunk, Folk Punk
33
1891
Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 Progressive Electronic
34
2214
Iron Maiden Powerslave NWOBHM
35
2302
The Special A.K.A. In the Studio 2 Tone
36
2305
Alaska y Dinarama Deseo carnal New Wave, Pop Rock
37
2333
Gabinete Caligari Cuatro rosas New Wave
38
2340
The Style Council Café Bleu Sophisti-Pop
39
2384
Bryan Adams Reckless Pop Rock
40
2568
Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos Garage Rock, Power Pop
41
2573
Radio Futura La ley del desierto, La ley del mar New Wave, Pop Rock
42
2623
Julian Cope Fried Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock
43
2644
Scott Walker Climate of Hunter Art Pop, Art Rock
44
2663
The Cars Heartbeat City New Wave, Pop Rock
45
2709
Bronski Beat The Age of Consent Hi-NRG, Synthpop
46
2740
Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream of Trains Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
47
2749
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism
48
2776
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Hole Industrial, Industrial Rock
49
2778
Fabrizio De André Crêuza de mä Contemporary Folk
50
2782
The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story Post-Punk
51
2826
Bobby Womack The Poet II Soul
52
2855
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
Joe Jackson Body and Soul Art Pop, Jazz Pop
Carmel The Drum Is Everything 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