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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 18,000 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 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:154 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,320
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  80/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,046
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:770
Average Rating:  77/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,978
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:793
Average Rating:  78/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,601
Rank in 1980s152Overall Rank:961
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,513
Rank in 1980s161Overall Rank:1,004
Average Rating:  78/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,362
Rank in 1980s179Overall Rank:1,098
Average Rating:  76/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,229
Rank in 1980s197Overall Rank:1,192
Average Rating:  76/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,123
Rank in 1980s211Overall Rank:1,282
Average Rating:  75/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:925
Rank in 1980s246Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  72/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Live At The Harlem Square ClubUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:892
Rank in 1980s255Overall Rank:1,561
Average Rating:  80/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
Martin Dupont 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 252 39%
United Kingdom 176 27%
Mixed Nationality 34 5%
Australia 26 4%
Germany 20 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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