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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 14,000 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 Fall, The Cure, Marillion and Tears For Fears.
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11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:1,809
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:739
Average Rating: 80/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,646
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:818
Average Rating: 77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,552
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:860
Average Rating: 78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,398
Rank in 1980s149Overall Rank:945
Average Rating: 78/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,176
Rank in 1980s179Overall Rank:1,085
Average Rating: 76/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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16.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,151
Rank in 1980s184Overall Rank:1,103
Average Rating: 77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,015
Rank in 1980s203Overall Rank:1,226
Average Rating: 75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:966
Rank in 1980s211Overall Rank:1,278
Average Rating: 75/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:826
Rank in 1980s238Overall Rank:1,471
Average Rating: 73/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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20.

Live At The Harlem Square ClubUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:786
Rank in 1980s248Overall Rank:1,529
Average Rating: 79/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Controlled Bleeding 2 0%
Savatage 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 40%
United Kingdom 149 30%
Australia 25 5%
Germany 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 3%
Canada 14 3%
Italy 12 2%
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