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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:139 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,046
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:715
Average Rating: 80/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,892
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:771
Average Rating: 77/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,707
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:845
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:100 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,446
Rank in 1980s157Overall Rank:973
Average Rating: 78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,259
Rank in 1980s181Overall Rank:1,089
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,250
Rank in 1980s184Overall Rank:1,102
Average Rating: 76/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,108
Rank in 1980s200Overall Rank:1,218
Average Rating: 75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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18.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:915
Rank in 1980s232Overall Rank:1,431
Average Rating: 72/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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19.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:912
Rank in 1980s235Overall Rank:1,439
Average Rating: 75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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20.

The Dream Of The Blue TurtlesUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1985Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:878
Rank in 1980s244Overall Rank:1,488
Average Rating: 73/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 3%
Propaganda 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Black Flag 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 215 38%
United Kingdom 166 29%
Mixed Nationality 28 5%
Australia 23 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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