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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:651 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:18,510
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (734 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:14,748
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  83/100 (579 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:9,420
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  77/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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4.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,990
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (643 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,291
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  81/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,294
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  80/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,586
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  80/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,190
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  80/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,153
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  77/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,849
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  77/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 311 40%
United Kingdom 204 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 18 2%
France 17 2%
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