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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, Tears For Fears, The Fall and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,658
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:715
Average Rating:  79/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,511
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  78/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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13.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,420
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  79/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,903
Rank in 1980s153Overall Rank:976
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:127 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,734
Rank in 1980s173Overall Rank:1,051
Average Rating:  78/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,565
Rank in 1980s187Overall Rank:1,155
Average Rating:  76/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,397
Rank in 1980s204Overall Rank:1,264
Average Rating:  75/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,243
Rank in 1980s230Overall Rank:1,396
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:60 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,136
Rank in 1980s248Overall Rank:1,493
Average Rating:  81/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,114
Rank in 1980s250Overall Rank:1,509
Average Rating:  73/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
Celtic Frost 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 327 41%
United Kingdom 208 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 19 2%
France 18 2%
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