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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 18,000 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:555 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:16,630
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:12,409
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  81/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,320
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  77/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,185
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,599
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  81/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,906
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  79/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,231
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  80/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,158
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  79/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,508
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  77/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,402
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  77/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Minutemen 2 0%
Sheila Chandra 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 256 39%
United Kingdom 177 27%
Mixed Nationality 34 5%
Australia 30 5%
Germany 21 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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