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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 18,000 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:163 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,357
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  79/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,152
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  78/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,998
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:796
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,730
Rank in 1980s148Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  77/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,503
Rank in 1980s172Overall Rank:1,027
Average Rating:  78/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,369
Rank in 1980s182Overall Rank:1,110
Average Rating:  76/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,240
Rank in 1980s200Overall Rank:1,216
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,206
Rank in 1980s207Overall Rank:1,243
Average Rating:  75/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:929
Rank in 1980s253Overall Rank:1,532
Average Rating:  72/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Live At The Harlem Square ClubUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:897
Rank in 1980s259Overall Rank:1,573
Average Rating:  80/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 257 39%
United Kingdom 177 27%
Mixed Nationality 34 5%
Australia 27 4%
Germany 21 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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