1984 Album Releases

1984
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Jul 27
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica
Ride the Lightning
95
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(1,461)
Jun 25
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
Prince & The Revolution
Purple Rain
94
critic score
(9)
89
user score
(1,452)
Feb 20
The Smiths - The Smiths
The Smiths
The Smiths
91
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(1,231)
Nov 12
Madonna - Like a Virgin
Madonna
Like a Virgin
90
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(617)
Nov 1
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Cocteau Twins
Treasure
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(575)
Jun 4
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
Born in the U.S.A.
97
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(526)
May 1
Swans - Cop
Swans
Cop
80
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(506)
Nov 12
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
The Smiths
Hatful of Hollow
100
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(487)
Sep 3
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden
Powerslave
80
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(474)
Jul 16
Sade - Diamond Life
Sade
Diamond Life
95
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(455)
Oct 2
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Replacements
Let It Be
100
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(449)
Sep 1
David Bowie - Tonight
David Bowie
Tonight
36
critic score
(4)
49
user score
(375)
Sep 1
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense
84
critic score
(5)
90
user score
(329)
Jul 1
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime
88
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(314)
Jul 1
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
Hüsker Dü
Zen Arcade
95
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(307)
Jun 18
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her to Eternity
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
From Her to Eternity
80
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(293)
Feb 27
Queen - The Works
Queen
The Works
54
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(283)
Apr 30
The Cure - The Top
The Cure
The Top
40
critic score
(2)
63
user score
(280)
May 4
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
Echo & the Bunnymen
Ocean Rain
73
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(279)
Apr 9
R.E.M. - Reckoning
R.E.M.
Reckoning
90
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(278)
Jan 9
Van Halen - 1984
Van Halen
1984
87
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(236)
Aug 10
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
50
critic score
(2)
48
user score
(231)
Oct 1
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
U2
The Unforgettable Fire
81
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(226)
Mar 1
Black Flag - My War
Black Flag
My War
50
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(220)
1984
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
Steve Roach
Structures From Silence
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(217)
Feb 1
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Talk Talk
It's My Life
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(213)
Mar 27
King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
King Crimson
Three of a Perfect Pair
60
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(189)
Sep 24
Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
Depeche Mode
Some Great Reward
75
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(188)
Mar 27
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
Run-D.M.C.
Run-D.M.C.
91
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(167)
Oct 1
This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears
This Mortal Coil
It'll End In Tears
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(150)
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Feb 7
Swans - Young God
Swans
Young God
69
user score
(147)
May 8
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Legend
100
critic score
(2)
91
user score
(138)
Jan 1
Brian Eno & Harold Budd - The Pearl
Brian Eno & Harold Budd
The Pearl
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(121)
Apr 1
Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II
100
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(116)
Oct 1
Bathory - Bathory
Bathory
Bathory
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(115)
Dec 11
Leonard Cohen - Various Positions
Leonard Cohen
Various Positions
75
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(106)
Sep 1
Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa
Arvo Pärt
Tabula Rasa
95
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(98)
Jan 1
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4
Manuel Göttsching
E2-E4
96
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(96)
Apr 12
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Rush
Grace Under Pressure
60
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(96)
Oct 23
Wham! - Make It Big
Wham!
Make It Big
80
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(96)
1984
David Kauffman / Eric Caboor - Songs From Suicide Bridge
David Kauffman / Eric Caboor
Songs From Suicide Bridge
74
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(95)
Jan 4
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest
Defenders of the Faith
73
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(93)
Oct 19
a-ha - Take On Me
a-ha
Take On Me
92
user score
(92)
Dec 10
Butthole Surfers - Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
Butthole Surfers
Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(88)
May 29
Tina Turner - Private Dancer
Tina Turner
Private Dancer
90
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(87)
Jan 23
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson
Thriller
100
critic score
(1)
94
user score
(83)
Oct 23
Janet Jackson - Dream Street
Janet Jackson
Dream Street
45
critic score
(2)
44
user score
(81)
Apr 25
Mariya Takeuchi - Variety
Mariya Takeuchi
Variety
76
user score
(74)
Dec 1
Black Flag - Slip It In
Black Flag
Slip It In
60
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(74)
Mar 13
The Cars - Heartbeat City
The Cars
Heartbeat City
75
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(73)
Sep 7
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(71)
Feb 27
Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
60
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(68)
Sep 26
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
Prince & The Revolution
Purple Rain
60
critic score
(1)
94
user score
(67)
Jan 6
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
Anthrax
Fistful of Metal
40
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(66)
Aug 27
Soda Stereo - Soda Stereo
Soda Stereo
Soda Stereo
80
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(66)
Jun 10
Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
Violent Femmes
Hallowed Ground
65
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(65)
Jan 21
Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
55
critic score
(2)
53
user score
(62)
Apr 30
The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops
The Blue Nile
A Walk Across The Rooftops
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(61)
Sep 1
Black Flag - Family Man
Black Flag
Family Man
60
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(61)
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