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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 23,000 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, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:659 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:18,621
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:15,548
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  82/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:9,783
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  77/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,192
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (664 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:8,182
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  80/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,217
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  80/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,609
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  80/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,161
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  80/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,148
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:612
Average Rating:  77/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,027
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  77/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 318 40%
United Kingdom 206 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 19 2%
France 17 2%
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