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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,315
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:692
Average Rating:  79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,168
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,012
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  79/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,759
Rank in 1980s147Overall Rank:905
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,516
Rank in 1980s172Overall Rank:1,030
Average Rating:  78/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,367
Rank in 1980s188Overall Rank:1,128
Average Rating:  76/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,306
Rank in 1980s194Overall Rank:1,180
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,210
Rank in 1980s206Overall Rank:1,251
Average Rating:  75/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:930
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,537
Average Rating:  72/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Little CreaturesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:914
Rank in 1980s257Overall Rank:1,558
Average Rating:  74/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 257 39%
United Kingdom 179 27%
Mixed Nationality 33 5%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 21 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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