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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 20,000 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 Cure, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,548
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:664
Average Rating:  79/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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12.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,440
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  80/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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13.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,033
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:820
Average Rating:  80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,709
Rank in 1980s157Overall Rank:964
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,593
Rank in 1980s169Overall Rank:1,022
Average Rating:  78/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,425
Rank in 1980s185Overall Rank:1,130
Average Rating:  76/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,379
Rank in 1980s192Overall Rank:1,164
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,315
Rank in 1980s202Overall Rank:1,215
Average Rating:  75/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,054
Rank in 1980s236Overall Rank:1,440
Average Rating:  73/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Little CreaturesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1985Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:931
Rank in 1980s264Overall Rank:1,605
Average Rating:  74/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 273 39%
United Kingdom 185 27%
Mixed Nationality 32 5%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 27 4%
Canada 17 2%
Italy 15 2%
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