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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:15,116
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:98
Average Rating: 85/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:10,471
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:147
Average Rating: 81/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:7,764
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:206
Average Rating: 77/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,071
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:227
Average Rating: 80/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,009
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:231
Average Rating: 81/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,949
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:389
Average Rating: 79/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,609
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:565
Average Rating: 81/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,448
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:604
Average Rating: 79/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,215
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:659
Average Rating: 77/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,178
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:670
Average Rating: 77/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 212 39%
United Kingdom 161 29%
Mixed Nationality 23 4%
Australia 23 4%
Germany 17 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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