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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 17,000 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 Cure, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:16,197
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:93
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:11,399
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  81/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:7,976
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  77/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,273
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  80/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,239
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,827
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:422
Average Rating:  79/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,903
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  79/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,827
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  81/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,367
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  77/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,334
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:659
Average Rating:  76/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 3%
Black Flag 3 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 238 39%
United Kingdom 171 28%
Mixed Nationality 31 5%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 17 3%
Canada 15 2%
Italy 14 2%
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