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Best Albums of 1985

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 24,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Tom Waits, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, The Smiths, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Replacements, The Cure, Tears For Fears, The Fall and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:670 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:18,871
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:585 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:16,171
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:9,827
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  77/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,378
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,235
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  80/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,369
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  80/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,815
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  80/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,415
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  77/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  80/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,132
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:630
Average Rating:  77/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
D.I. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 339 41%
United Kingdom 212 26%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Australia 32 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 21 3%
France 18 2%
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