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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 19,000 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 Fall, The Cure, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:17,001
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:96
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:12,705
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  81/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:8,332
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  77/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,330
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  81/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,582
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  81/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:3,982
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  80/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,199
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  80/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,167
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  79/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:2,591
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  77/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,421
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  76/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 257 39%
United Kingdom 179 27%
Mixed Nationality 33 5%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 21 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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