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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, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:1,807
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:739
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,637
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:815
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,510
Rank in 1980s140Overall Rank:879
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,395
Rank in 1980s149Overall Rank:944
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,192
Rank in 1980s175Overall Rank:1,074
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16.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,152
Rank in 1980s182Overall Rank:1,096
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:988
Rank in 1980s208Overall Rank:1,248
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:902
Rank in 1980s225Overall Rank:1,354
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:858
Rank in 1980s234Overall Rank:1,417
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20.

Live At The Harlem Square ClubUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:806
Rank in 1980s245Overall Rank:1,502
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Grace Jones 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
Lone Justice 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 40%
United Kingdom 149 29%
Australia 25 5%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Germany 16 3%
Canada 14 3%
Italy 12 2%
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