Ranking Records—The 10 Best LPs of 1984

I was surprised how easy it was for me to put together my fave records from 1984. However, I could not stop at just ten and had to list a dozen. It was an interesting year in music for sure. MTV reigned and two artists on my list became bonafide superstars after releasing multi-platinum smashes that year.

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  1. I have never heard of your #10 pick. I love R.E.M. but, Reckoning was my least fave. Learning to Crawl is a damn fine album. I had the cassette and wore it out. I’ve never heard of Style Council. Purple Rain was released a few weeks after I graduated high school and the film came out the next month. OH, my friends and I were crazy over both. Darling Nikki is pretty nasty, tho.

    I agree with your #1 pick. It is an excellent album, another one I wore out in cassette.

  2. hanspostcard · · Reply

    I can’t argue with your selections- the only one I don’t have is the Lloyd Cole one- going to have to check that one out! A couple other favorites from the year for me- The Smiths The Smiths, Husker Du- Zen Arcade and U2- The Unforgettable Fire.

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