AOTY 2018

1984 Album Releases

1984
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Jun 25
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
Prince & The Revolution
Purple Rain
91
critic score
(6)
91
user score
(291)
Feb 20
The Smiths - The Smiths
The Smiths
The Smiths
90
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(279)
Jul 27
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica
Ride the Lightning
100
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(227)
Nov 12
Madonna - Like a Virgin
Madonna
Like a Virgin
90
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(165)
Oct 2
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Replacements
Let It Be
100
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(162)
Nov 12
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
The Smiths
Hatful of Hollow
100
critic score
(3)
91
user score
(135)
Jun 4
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
Born in the U.S.A.
98
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(134)
Apr 9
R.E.M. - Reckoning
R.E.M.
Reckoning
91
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(99)
Sep 1
David Bowie - Tonight
David Bowie
Tonight
34
critic score
(3)
54
user score
(95)
Jul 1
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime
88
critic score
(3)
89
user score
(83)
Jul 1
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
Hüsker Dü
Zen Arcade
93
critic score
(3)
89
user score
(80)
Oct 1
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
U2
The Unforgettable Fire
74
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(80)
Sep 3
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden
Powerslave
95
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(78)
Nov 1
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Cocteau Twins
Treasure
90
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(77)
May 8
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
Echo & the Bunnymen
Ocean Rain
75
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(65)
May 1
Swans - Cop
Swans
Cop
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(64)
Jun 18
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her to Eternity
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
From Her to Eternity
78
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(64)
Jul 16
Sade - Diamond Life
Sade
Diamond Life
95
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(58)
Aug 10
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
50
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(53)
Sep 24
Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
Depeche Mode
Some Great Reward
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(50)
Feb 27
Queen - The Works
Queen
The Works
54
critic score
(3)
65
user score
(47)
Apr 30
The Cure - The Top
The Cure
The Top
57
critic score
(4)
67
user score
(46)
May 8
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Legend
100
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(45)
Sep 1
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense
75
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(43)
Jan 9
Van Halen - 1984
Van Halen
1984
87
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(39)
Oct 1
This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears
This Mortal Coil
It'll End In Tears
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(36)
Feb 1
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Talk Talk
It's My Life
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(34)
Mar 1
Black Flag - My War
Black Flag
My War
50
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(34)
Apr 1
Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(34)
1984
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
Steve Roach
Structures From Silence
100
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(24)
Jan 4
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest
Defenders of the Faith
73
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(24)
Mar 27
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
Run-D.M.C.
Run-D.M.C.
91
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(24)
Mar 27
King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
King Crimson
Three of a Perfect Pair
60
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(24)
Oct 23
Janet Jackson - Dream Street
Janet Jackson
Dream Street
40
critic score
(1)
53
user score
(24)
Dec 11
Leonard Cohen - Various Positions
Leonard Cohen
Various Positions
65
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(22)
Dec 10
Butthole Surfers - Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
Butthole Surfers
Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(21)
Oct 8
The Fall - The Wonderful and Frightening World Of...
The Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World Of...
93
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(19)
Feb 27
Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance
60
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(18)
Sep 7
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(18)
Jan 21
Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
70
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(17)
Apr 12
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Rush
Grace Under Pressure
60
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(17)
Sep 1
Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa
Arvo Pärt
Tabula Rasa
95
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(16)
Jan 1
Brian Eno & Harold Budd - The Pearl
Brian Eno & Harold Budd
The Pearl
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(15)
Jun 10
Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
Violent Femmes
Hallowed Ground
65
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(15)
Jan 1
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4
Manuel Göttsching
E2-E4
96
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(14)
Mar 13
The Cars - Heartbeat City
The Cars
Heartbeat City
75
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(14)
Oct 23
Wham! - Make It Big
Wham!
Make It Big
80
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(14)
Feb 15
Madonna - Borderline
Madonna
Borderline
60
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(13)
Mar 1
Scott Walker - Climate of Hunter
Scott Walker
Climate of Hunter
70
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(13)
Jul 8
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hyæna
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Hyæna
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(13)
Dec 1
Black Flag - Slip It In
Black Flag
Slip It In
60
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(13)
Feb 7
Swans - Young God
Swans
Young God
71
user score
(12)
May 29
Tina Turner - Private Dancer
Tina Turner
Private Dancer
90
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(12)
Oct 1
Bathory - Bathory
Bathory
Bathory
60
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(12)
Apr 30
Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
Roger Waters
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
60
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(11)
Jun 25
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(11)
Oct 15
XTC - The Big Express
XTC
The Big Express
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(11)
Oct 15
Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent
Bronski Beat
The Age of Consent
81
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(11)
Mar 27
Scorpions - Love at First Sting
Scorpions
Love at First Sting
75
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(10)
Jul 18
Prince & The Revolution - Let's Go Crazy
Prince & The Revolution
Let's Go Crazy
60
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(10)
Sep 4
Pale Cocoon - 繭 (Cocoon)
Pale Cocoon
繭 (Cocoon)
82
user score
(10)
Oct 1
Ramones - Too Tough to Die
Ramones
Too Tough to Die
85
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(10)
Apr 1
Lou Reed - New Sensations
Lou Reed
New Sensations
76
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(9)
Apr 25
Mariya Takeuchi - Variety
Mariya Takeuchi
Variety
69
user score
(9)
Apr 30
The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops
The Blue Nile
A Walk Across The Rooftops
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(9)
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)
79
user score
(9)
Sep 1
Black Flag - Family Man
Black Flag
Family Man
60
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(9)
Oct 29
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Welcome to the Pleasuredome
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(9)
Jun 1
Slayer - Haunting the Chapel
Slayer
Haunting the Chapel
60
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(8)
Jun 1
Miles Davis - Decoy
Miles Davis
Decoy
40
critic score
(1)
42
user score
(8)
1984
Coil - Scatology
Coil
Scatology
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Diamanda Galás - Diamanda Galas
Diamanda Galás
Diamanda Galas
60
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(7)
Jan 6
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
Anthrax
Fistful of Metal
40
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(7)
Jan 9
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Milk and Honey
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Milk and Honey
65
critic score
(2)
49
user score
(7)
Feb
Felt - The Splendour of Fear
Felt
The Splendour of Fear
70
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(7)
Feb 6
Simple Minds - Sparkle in the Rain
Simple Minds
Sparkle in the Rain
85
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(7)
Feb 14
Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak
Laurie Anderson
Mister Heartbreak
80
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(7)
Jul 27
Pantera - Projects in the Jungle
Pantera
Projects in the Jungle
50
critic score
(1)
47
user score
(7)
Sep 10
The Cult - Dreamtime
The Cult
Dreamtime
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(7)
Sep 27
Alphaville - Forever Young
Alphaville
Forever Young
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(7)
Oct 26
Felt - The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories
Felt
The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(7)
Oct 29
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple
Perfect Strangers
40
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(7)
Oct 31
Madonna - Like a Virgin
Madonna
Like a Virgin
60
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(7)
Nov 5
Bryan Adams - Reckless
Bryan Adams
Reckless
75
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Pretenders - Learning to Crawl
Pretenders
Learning to Crawl
90
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(6)
Feb 17
Thompson Twins - Into the Gap
Thompson Twins
Into the Gap
80
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(6)
Mar 12
Marillion - Fugazi
Marillion
Fugazi
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(6)
Mar 16
Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits Live
Dire Straits
Alchemy: Dire Straits Live
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(6)
Apr 6
Ultravox - Lament
Ultravox
Lament
80
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(6)
May 10
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
Twisted Sister
Stay Hungry
90
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(6)
Sep 1
Foetus - Hole
Foetus
Hole
60
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(6)
Nov 1
Jean-Michel Jarre - Zoolook
Jean-Michel Jarre
Zoolook
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(6)
Feb 28
Weird Al Yankovic -
Weird Al Yankovic
"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D
90
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(5)
Apr
The Sound - Shock of Daylight
The Sound
Shock of Daylight
81
user score
(5)
Apr 1
INXS - The Swing
INXS
The Swing
60
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(5)
May 1
Everything But the Girl - Eden
Everything But the Girl
Eden
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(5)
Jun 15
Current 93 - Dogs Blood Rising
Current 93
Dogs Blood Rising
60
user score
(5)
Jun 24
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
Celtic Frost
Morbid Tales
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(5)
Jul 2
Dio - The Last in Line
Dio
The Last in Line
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(5)
Aug 21
The Psychedelic Furs - Mirror Moves
The Psychedelic Furs
Mirror Moves
55
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(5)
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