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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:143 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,181
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:692
Average Rating: 80/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,012
Rank in 1980s114Overall Rank:749
Average Rating: 77/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,911
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:790
Average Rating: 78/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,472
Rank in 1980s160Overall Rank:997
Average Rating: 78/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,417
Rank in 1980s165Overall Rank:1,026
Average Rating: 77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,317
Rank in 1980s178Overall Rank:1,087
Average Rating: 76/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,095
Rank in 1980s205Overall Rank:1,260
Average Rating: 75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,095
Rank in 1980s206Overall Rank:1,262
Average Rating: 75/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:916
Rank in 1980s242Overall Rank:1,463
Average Rating: 72/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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20.

ScarecrowUnited States John Cougar Mellencamp
Year of Release:1985Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:853
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,552
Average Rating: 73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Lone Justice 2 0%
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
Sheila Chandra 2 0%
Minutemen 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 230 39%
United Kingdom 171 29%
Mixed Nationality 33 6%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 18 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 14 2%
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