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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 18,000 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 Cure, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:16,884
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:11,869
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  81/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,337
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  77/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,682
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  80/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,375
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  81/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  79/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,964
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  79/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,931
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  80/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,447
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  77/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,403
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  76/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
Martin Dupont 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 252 39%
United Kingdom 176 27%
Mixed Nationality 34 5%
Australia 26 4%
Germany 20 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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