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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 20,000 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 Fall, The Cure, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:17,456
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:473 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:13,228
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  82/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,851
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  77/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,249
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  81/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,184
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  81/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,051
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,366
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  81/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,344
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  79/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,665
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  77/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,500
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  76/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Martin Dupont 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
Lone Justice 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 272 39%
United Kingdom 183 26%
Mixed Nationality 33 5%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 26 4%
Canada 16 2%
France 15 2%
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