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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 25,000 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:696 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:19,401
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:16,982
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  83/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:10,325
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  77/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,755
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,463
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  80/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,382
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  80/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,102
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  80/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,642
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  77/100 (296 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:3,329
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  77/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,000
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  80/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Celtic Frost 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 348 41%
United Kingdom 216 26%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Australia 34 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 19 2%
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