1984 Album Releases

1984
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Jun 25
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
Prince & The Revolution
Purple Rain
92
critic score
(7)
90
user score
(693)
Jul 27
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica
Ride the Lightning
100
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(680)
Feb 20
The Smiths - The Smiths
The Smiths
The Smiths
91
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(605)
Nov 12
Madonna - Like a Virgin
Madonna
Like a Virgin
90
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(340)
Oct 2
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Replacements
Let It Be
100
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(293)
May 1
Swans - Cop
Swans
Cop
80
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(281)
Jun 4
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
Born in the U.S.A.
96
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(276)
Nov 1
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Cocteau Twins
Treasure
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(260)
Nov 12
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
The Smiths
Hatful of Hollow
100
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(251)
Sep 3
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden
Powerslave
80
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(245)
Sep 1
David Bowie - Tonight
David Bowie
Tonight
36
critic score
(4)
51
user score
(203)
Jul 1
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime
88
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(189)
Jul 1
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
Hüsker Dü
Zen Arcade
93
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(182)
Jul 16
Sade - Diamond Life
Sade
Diamond Life
95
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(180)
Jun 18
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her to Eternity
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
From Her to Eternity
79
critic score
(5)
76
user score
(179)
Apr 9
R.E.M. - Reckoning
R.E.M.
Reckoning
91
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(173)
Feb 27
Queen - The Works
Queen
The Works
54
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(152)
Oct 1
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
U2
The Unforgettable Fire
74
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(143)
May 4
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
Echo & the Bunnymen
Ocean Rain
77
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(142)
Sep 1
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense
84
critic score
(5)
88
user score
(139)
Apr 30
The Cure - The Top
The Cure
The Top
57
critic score
(4)
64
user score
(128)
Feb 1
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Talk Talk
It's My Life
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(124)
Jan 9
Van Halen - 1984
Van Halen
1984
87
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(123)
Mar 1
Black Flag - My War
Black Flag
My War
50
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(121)
1984
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
Steve Roach
Structures From Silence
100
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(110)
Aug 10
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
50
critic score
(2)
51
user score
(110)
Sep 24
Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
Depeche Mode
Some Great Reward
75
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(105)
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
(90)
Mar 27
King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
King Crimson
Three of a Perfect Pair
60
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(89)
Oct 1
This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears
This Mortal Coil
It'll End In Tears
90
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(81)
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May 8
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Legend
100
critic score
(2)
91
user score
(80)
Feb 7
Swans - Young God
Swans
Young God
70
user score
(78)
Dec 10
Butthole Surfers - Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
Butthole Surfers
Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(60)
Apr 1
Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II
100
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(59)
Jan 4
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest
Defenders of the Faith
73
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(58)
Dec 11
Leonard Cohen - Various Positions
Leonard Cohen
Various Positions
75
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(56)
Oct 1
Bathory - Bathory
Bathory
Bathory
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(54)
Jan 1
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4
Manuel Göttsching
E2-E4
96
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(51)
Jan 1
Brian Eno & Harold Budd - The Pearl
Brian Eno & Harold Budd
The Pearl
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(49)
Sep 7
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(48)
Apr 12
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Rush
Grace Under Pressure
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(47)
Sep 1
Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa
Arvo Pärt
Tabula Rasa
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(47)
May 29
Tina Turner - Private Dancer
Tina Turner
Private Dancer
90
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(43)
Oct 23
Janet Jackson - Dream Street
Janet Jackson
Dream Street
40
critic score
(1)
45
user score
(43)
Dec 1
Black Flag - Slip It In
Black Flag
Slip It In
60
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(43)
Oct 23
Wham! - Make It Big
Wham!
Make It Big
80
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(41)
Jun 10
Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
Violent Femmes
Hallowed Ground
65
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(39)
Jan 21
Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
55
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(37)
Mar 13
The Cars - Heartbeat City
The Cars
Heartbeat City
75
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(37)
Oct 8
The Fall - The Wonderful and Frightening World Of...
The Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World Of...
93
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(36)
Jul 8
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hyæna
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Hyæna
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(35)
Jan 6
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
Anthrax
Fistful of Metal
40
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(34)
Jan 23
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson
Thriller
100
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(34)
Feb 27
Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
60
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(34)
Apr 30
The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops
The Blue Nile
A Walk Across The Rooftops
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(34)
Apr 25
Mariya Takeuchi - Variety
Mariya Takeuchi
Variety
76
user score
(33)
Jun 25
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees
83
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(32)
Jun 19
Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise?
Art of Noise
Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise?
100
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(30)
Sep 1
Black Flag - Family Man
Black Flag
Family Man
60
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(30)
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