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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Tom Waits, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, The Smiths, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Cure, The Replacements, Tears For Fears, Marillion and The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,997
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:689
Average Rating:  79/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,716
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  79/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,670
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:775
Average Rating:  78/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,912
Rank in 1980s168Overall Rank:1,046
Average Rating:  79/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,845
Rank in 1980s172Overall Rank:1,073
Average Rating:  79/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,828
Rank in 1980s173Overall Rank:1,082
Average Rating:  76/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,422
Rank in 1980s214Overall Rank:1,333
Average Rating:  75/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,390
Rank in 1980s220Overall Rank:1,366
Average Rating:  75/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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19.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,221
Rank in 1980s248Overall Rank:1,509
Average Rating:  76/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,221
Rank in 1980s249Overall Rank:1,510
Average Rating:  73/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Government Issue 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 364 41%
United Kingdom 224 25%
Mixed Nationality 43 5%
Australia 34 4%
Germany 31 4%
Canada 23 3%
France 20 2%
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