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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
11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,662
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:706
Average Rating:  80/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,529
Rank in 1980s119Overall Rank:749
Average Rating:  78/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,433
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  79/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,897
Rank in 1980s154Overall Rank:977
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,774
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,033
Average Rating:  78/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,553
Rank in 1980s189Overall Rank:1,153
Average Rating:  76/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,404
Rank in 1980s201Overall Rank:1,256
Average Rating:  75/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,293
Rank in 1980s218Overall Rank:1,338
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,144
Rank in 1980s242Overall Rank:1,480
Average Rating:  81/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,115
Rank in 1980s249Overall Rank:1,508
Average Rating:  73/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 317 40%
United Kingdom 206 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 19 2%
France 17 2%
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