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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 25,000 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, Tears For Fears, Marillion and The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,699
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:731
Average Rating:  78/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,677
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:743
Average Rating:  79/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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13.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,645
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  79/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,927
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,010
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,880
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,025
Average Rating:  78/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,776
Rank in 1980s174Overall Rank:1,073
Average Rating:  76/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,372
Rank in 1980s216Overall Rank:1,330
Average Rating:  74/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,347
Rank in 1980s222Overall Rank:1,357
Average Rating:  75/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,249
Rank in 1980s235Overall Rank:1,439
Average Rating:  72/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,195
Rank in 1980s250Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  76/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 41%
United Kingdom 216 26%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Australia 34 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 19 2%
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