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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:576 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:17,257
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:468 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:13,145
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  82/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,727
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  77/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 41 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:8,350
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,162
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  81/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,018
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  79/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,342
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  79/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,251
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  80/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,677
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  77/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,413
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:689
Average Rating:  76/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Propaganda 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Lone Justice 2 0%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 270 39%
United Kingdom 182 26%
Mixed Nationality 33 5%
Australia 31 5%
Germany 25 4%
Canada 17 2%
Italy 15 2%
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