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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 24,000 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, Tears For Fears, Marillion and The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:19,035
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (788 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:16,530
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  83/100 (639 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:9,985
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  77/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,565
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,271
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  80/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,439
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  80/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,826
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,550
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  77/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,168
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  77/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,952
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  80/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Government Issue 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 340 41%
United Kingdom 214 26%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Australia 32 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 21 3%
France 18 2%
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