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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 24,000 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:168 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,756
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  79/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,609
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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13.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,574
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  79/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,936
Rank in 1980s157Overall Rank:984
Average Rating:  79/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,854
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,022
Average Rating:  79/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,770
Rank in 1980s175Overall Rank:1,063
Average Rating:  77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,385
Rank in 1980s209Overall Rank:1,299
Average Rating:  74/100 (135 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:1,328
Rank in 1980s221Overall Rank:1,353
Average Rating:  75/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,124
Rank in 1980s255Overall Rank:1,550
Average Rating:  81/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,122
Rank in 1980s256Overall Rank:1,552
Average Rating:  75/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Government Issue 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 340 41%
United Kingdom 214 26%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Australia 32 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 21 3%
France 18 2%
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