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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 26,000 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 Cure, The Replacements, Tears For Fears, Marillion and The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:727 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:20,246
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:104
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (846 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:652 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:17,487
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  83/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:10,469
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  78/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:10,035
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,518
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  80/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,425
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  80/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,295
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  80/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,761
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  77/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,405
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  77/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,024
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Government Issue 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 364 41%
United Kingdom 224 25%
Mixed Nationality 43 5%
Australia 34 4%
Germany 31 4%
Canada 23 3%
France 20 2%
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