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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 22,000 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 Cure, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:630 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:17,908
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (709 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:14,094
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  82/100 (556 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:9,371
Rank in 1980s26Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  77/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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4.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,840
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  81/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,204
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  81/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,268
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  80/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,515
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  80/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,286
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  80/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,888
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  77/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,866
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:641
Average Rating:  78/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 304 40%
United Kingdom 199 26%
Mixed Nationality 34 4%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 28 4%
Canada 18 2%
France 16 2%
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