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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Tom Waits, Kate Bush, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Dire Straits, 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:164 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,364
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,168
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,004
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:799
Average Rating:  79/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,759
Rank in 1980s148Overall Rank:901
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,518
Rank in 1980s171Overall Rank:1,024
Average Rating:  78/100 (147 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:1,367
Rank in 1980s188Overall Rank:1,125
Average Rating:  76/100 (170 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 1980s203Overall Rank:1,223
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,210
Rank in 1980s207Overall Rank:1,250
Average Rating:  75/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:930
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,538
Average Rating:  72/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Live At The Harlem Square ClubUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:914
Rank in 1980s256Overall Rank:1,560
Average Rating:  80/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Minutemen 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 256 39%
United Kingdom 178 27%
Mixed Nationality 32 5%
Australia 31 5%
Germany 21 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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