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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 16,000 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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1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:496 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:15,191
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: 85/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:10,701
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating: 81/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:7,835
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:207
Average Rating: 77/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,095
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:232
Average Rating: 80/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:6,986
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:235
Average Rating: 81/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,823
Rank in 1980s59Overall Rank:408
Average Rating: 79/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,760
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:543
Average Rating: 81/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,624
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:574
Average Rating: 79/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,287
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:647
Average Rating: 77/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,099
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:697
Average Rating: 76/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 3%
Propaganda 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Black Flag 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 215 38%
United Kingdom 166 29%
Mixed Nationality 28 5%
Australia 23 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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