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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 16,000 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 Fall, The Cure, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:15,862
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:93
Average Rating: 85/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:11,465
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:137
Average Rating: 81/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:7,898
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:213
Average Rating: 77/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,327
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:227
Average Rating: 81/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,206
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:233
Average Rating: 80/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,920
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:409
Average Rating: 79/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,855
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:534
Average Rating: 81/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,809
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:548
Average Rating: 79/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,343
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:648
Average Rating: 77/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,189
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:690
Average Rating: 76/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Minutemen 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 228 39%
United Kingdom 171 29%
Mixed Nationality 33 6%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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