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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 14,000 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 Fall, The Cure, Marillion and Tears For Fears.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:14,319
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:97
Average Rating: 85/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:9,764
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:148
Average Rating: 80/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:7,054
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:215
Average Rating: 77/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:6,516
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:231
Average Rating: 80/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:6,347
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:233
Average Rating: 81/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,336
Rank in 1980s59Overall Rank:427
Average Rating: 79/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,618
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:530
Average Rating: 80/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,189
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:625
Average Rating: 79/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,108
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:651
Average Rating: 76/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,058
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:665
Average Rating: 77/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Controlled Bleeding 2 0%
Savatage 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 40%
United Kingdom 149 30%
Australia 25 5%
Germany 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 3%
Canada 14 3%
Italy 12 2%
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