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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 26,000 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 Cure, The Replacements, Tears For Fears, Marillion and The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:712 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:19,806
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:104
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (834 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:17,321
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  83/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:10,556
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  78/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,989
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,513
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  80/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,377
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  80/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,320
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  80/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,784
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  77/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,349
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:616
Average Rating:  77/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,027
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  80/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 360 42%
United Kingdom 218 25%
Mixed Nationality 41 5%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 20 2%
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