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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 19,000 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:567 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:17,059
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:98
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:12,764
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  82/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,349
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  77/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,244
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  81/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,793
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  81/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,961
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  79/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,234
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  79/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,222
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  80/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,575
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  77/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,398
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  76/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 266 39%
United Kingdom 181 27%
Mixed Nationality 33 5%
Australia 31 5%
Germany 23 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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