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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 Smiths, The Jesus And Mary Chain, 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:592 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:17,622
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:13,271
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  82/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,955
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  77/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,386
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,367
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  81/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,109
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  80/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,427
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  79/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,368
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,723
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  77/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,677
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  77/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Martin Dupont 2 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 273 39%
United Kingdom 185 27%
Mixed Nationality 32 5%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 27 4%
Canada 17 2%
Italy 15 2%
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