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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 16,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:15,806
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:94
Average Rating: 85/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:11,399
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:138
Average Rating: 81/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:7,843
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:213
Average Rating: 77/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:7,325
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:228
Average Rating: 81/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,178
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:233
Average Rating: 80/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,919
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:410
Average Rating: 79/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:2,868
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:531
Average Rating: 81/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:2,809
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:548
Average Rating: 79/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,334
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:650
Average Rating: 77/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,191
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:688
Average Rating: 76/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 3%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 228 39%
United Kingdom 171 29%
Mixed Nationality 32 5%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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