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

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,420
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  80/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,339
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,079
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:792
Average Rating:  80/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,702
Rank in 1980s156Overall Rank:959
Average Rating:  78/100 (104 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:1,597
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,013
Average Rating:  78/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,417
Rank in 1980s187Overall Rank:1,128
Average Rating:  76/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,410
Rank in 1980s188Overall Rank:1,134
Average Rating:  76/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,295
Rank in 1980s205Overall Rank:1,220
Average Rating:  75/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 1980s234Overall Rank:1,432
Average Rating:  73/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Little CreaturesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1985Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:956
Rank in 1980s256Overall Rank:1,556
Average Rating:  74/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
Sheila Chandra 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 272 39%
United Kingdom 183 26%
Mixed Nationality 33 5%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 26 4%
Canada 16 2%
Italy 15 2%
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