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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 23,000 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, The Fall and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:665 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:18,726
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (760 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:15,928
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  83/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:9,725
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  77/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,223
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,189
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  80/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,232
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  80/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,657
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  80/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,222
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  77/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,142
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  80/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,127
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  77/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 330 41%
United Kingdom 209 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 20 2%
France 18 2%
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