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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 15,000 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 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:135 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,048
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:693
Average Rating: 80/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,839
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:764
Average Rating: 77/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,710
Rank in 1980s134Overall Rank:818
Average Rating: 77/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,543
Rank in 1980s147Overall Rank:897
Average Rating: 78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,211
Rank in 1980s184Overall Rank:1,116
Average Rating: 76/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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16.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,209
Rank in 1980s185Overall Rank:1,118
Average Rating: 77/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,170
Rank in 1980s193Overall Rank:1,151
Average Rating: 75/100 (91 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:1,019
Rank in 1980s214Overall Rank:1,277
Average Rating: 76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:876
Rank in 1980s240Overall Rank:1,462
Average Rating: 73/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

The Dream Of The Blue TurtlesUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1985Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:841
Rank in 1980s248Overall Rank:1,502
Average Rating: 73/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 2%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Severed Heads 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 207 39%
United Kingdom 157 30%
Australia 25 5%
Germany 17 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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