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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 18,000 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:555 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:17,146
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:12,178
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,247
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  77/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,940
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,452
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  81/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,878
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  79/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,120
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  80/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,106
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  79/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,498
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  77/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,446
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  76/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Green On Red 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 260 40%
United Kingdom 177 27%
Mixed Nationality 34 5%
Australia 27 4%
Germany 21 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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