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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 23,000 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:657 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:18,560
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (741 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:553 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:14,880
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:9,560
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  77/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,051
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,323
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  81/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,317
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  80/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:3,605
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  80/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,185
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  80/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,152
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:2,886
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:654
Average Rating:  78/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 2 0%
Demon 2 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 314 40%
United Kingdom 204 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 18 2%
France 17 2%
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