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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 25,000 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, Tears For Fears, Marillion and The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,756
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  79/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,699
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:735
Average Rating:  78/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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13.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,645
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  79/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,927
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,011
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,880
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,025
Average Rating:  78/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,781
Rank in 1980s175Overall Rank:1,072
Average Rating:  76/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,372
Rank in 1980s216Overall Rank:1,330
Average Rating:  74/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,347
Rank in 1980s222Overall Rank:1,357
Average Rating:  75/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,249
Rank in 1980s235Overall Rank:1,446
Average Rating:  72/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,195
Rank in 1980s250Overall Rank:1,508
Average Rating:  76/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Celtic Frost 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 348 41%
United Kingdom 216 26%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Australia 34 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 19 2%
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