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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 17,000 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 Replacements, The Cure, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,225
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:684
Average Rating:  80/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,998
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:767
Average Rating:  77/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,851
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:817
Average Rating:  78/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,459
Rank in 1980s161Overall Rank:1,011
Average Rating:  78/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,400
Rank in 1980s170Overall Rank:1,048
Average Rating:  77/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,319
Rank in 1980s181Overall Rank:1,095
Average Rating:  76/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,208
Rank in 1980s194Overall Rank:1,178
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,091
Rank in 1980s206Overall Rank:1,272
Average Rating:  74/100 (96 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:915
Rank in 1980s244Overall Rank:1,477
Average Rating:  72/100 (111 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:849
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,583
Average Rating:  74/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Green On Red 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 242 40%
United Kingdom 171 28%
Mixed Nationality 31 5%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 17 3%
Canada 15 2%
Italy 14 2%
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