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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 26,000 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, Marillion and The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,806
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  79/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,707
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:749
Average Rating:  79/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,663
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:761
Average Rating:  78/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,909
Rank in 1980s166Overall Rank:1,030
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,836
Rank in 1980s173Overall Rank:1,068
Average Rating:  79/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,784
Rank in 1980s177Overall Rank:1,099
Average Rating:  76/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,419
Rank in 1980s213Overall Rank:1,318
Average Rating:  75/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,381
Rank in 1980s223Overall Rank:1,358
Average Rating:  75/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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19.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,203
Rank in 1980s251Overall Rank:1,521
Average Rating:  76/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,199
Rank in 1980s253Overall Rank:1,526
Average Rating:  73/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
Celtic Frost 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 360 42%
United Kingdom 218 25%
Mixed Nationality 41 5%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 20 2%
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