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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 23,000 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 Cure, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,625
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  80/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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12.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,495
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  80/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,459
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,884
Rank in 1980s154Overall Rank:965
Average Rating:  79/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,688
Rank in 1980s174Overall Rank:1,064
Average Rating:  78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,552
Rank in 1980s189Overall Rank:1,144
Average Rating:  76/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,420
Rank in 1980s199Overall Rank:1,234
Average Rating:  75/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,302
Rank in 1980s215Overall Rank:1,315
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,140
Rank in 1980s242Overall Rank:1,470
Average Rating:  81/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,094
Rank in 1980s251Overall Rank:1,518
Average Rating:  73/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
Lone Justice 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 314 40%
United Kingdom 205 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 18 2%
France 17 2%
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