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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 17,000 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:528 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:16,602
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:11,761
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  81/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,081
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  77/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,476
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  80/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,321
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  81/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,768
Rank in 1980s60Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  79/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,984
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  79/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,845
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  81/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,455
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  77/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,380
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  76/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Green On Red 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 252 40%
United Kingdom 176 28%
Mixed Nationality 32 5%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 20 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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