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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 16,000 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:141 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,093
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:718
Average Rating: 80/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,005
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:747
Average Rating: 77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,893
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:797
Average Rating: 78/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,482
Rank in 1980s159Overall Rank:983
Average Rating: 78/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,316
Rank in 1980s178Overall Rank:1,086
Average Rating: 76/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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16.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,261
Rank in 1980s184Overall Rank:1,124
Average Rating: 77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,152
Rank in 1980s199Overall Rank:1,211
Average Rating: 75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,093
Rank in 1980s207Overall Rank:1,261
Average Rating: 75/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:928
Rank in 1980s234Overall Rank:1,435
Average Rating: 72/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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20.

The Dream Of The Blue TurtlesUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1985Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:879
Rank in 1980s248Overall Rank:1,514
Average Rating: 72/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
Lone Justice 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2 0%
Minutemen 2 0%
Controlled Bleeding 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 228 39%
United Kingdom 171 29%
Mixed Nationality 33 6%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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