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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 Jesus and Mary Chain, The Smiths, 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:137 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,030
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:716
Average Rating: 80/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,846
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:784
Average Rating: 76/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,715
Rank in 1980s133Overall Rank:834
Average Rating: 78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,427
Rank in 1980s160Overall Rank:983
Average Rating: 78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,304
Rank in 1980s173Overall Rank:1,057
Average Rating: 76/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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16.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,259
Rank in 1980s183Overall Rank:1,092
Average Rating: 77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,096
Rank in 1980s204Overall Rank:1,225
Average Rating: 75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:967
Rank in 1980s224Overall Rank:1,362
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:915
Rank in 1980s233Overall Rank:1,433
Average Rating: 72/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

The Dream Of The Blue TurtlesUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1985Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:865
Rank in 1980s245Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating: 73/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 217 39%
United Kingdom 165 29%
Mixed Nationality 24 4%
Australia 23 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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