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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:142 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,080
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:706
Average Rating: 80/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,009
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:734
Average Rating: 77/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,725
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:845
Average Rating: 78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,483
Rank in 1980s154Overall Rank:962
Average Rating: 78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,263
Rank in 1980s180Overall Rank:1,101
Average Rating: 76/100 (151 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 1980s181Overall Rank:1,104
Average Rating: 77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,113
Rank in 1980s202Overall Rank:1,226
Average Rating: 75/100 (93 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:958
Rank in 1980s225Overall Rank:1,383
Average Rating: 75/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:935
Rank in 1980s231Overall Rank:1,417
Average Rating: 72/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

The Dream Of The Blue TurtlesUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1985Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:880
Rank in 1980s244Overall Rank:1,494
Average Rating: 72/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 3%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
Subhumans 2 0%
Severed Heads 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 224 38%
United Kingdom 170 29%
Mixed Nationality 30 5%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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