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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, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:14,318
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:97
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:9,756
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:149
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:7,094
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:213
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4.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:6,429
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:230
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:6,293
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:239
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,295
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:434
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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:2,612
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:533
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,183
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:628
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:1,998
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:674
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:1,935
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:696
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Severed Heads 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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