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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 22,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,619
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:702
Average Rating:  79/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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12.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,432
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  79/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,430
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:759
Average Rating:  78/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,855
Rank in 1980s159Overall Rank:979
Average Rating:  79/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,705
Rank in 1980s173Overall Rank:1,044
Average Rating:  78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,544
Rank in 1980s186Overall Rank:1,133
Average Rating:  76/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,421
Rank in 1980s198Overall Rank:1,221
Average Rating:  75/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,344
Rank in 1980s209Overall Rank:1,282
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,095
Rank in 1980s248Overall Rank:1,506
Average Rating:  73/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Little CreaturesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1985Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,076
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,531
Average Rating:  75/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Flesh For Lulu 2 0%
Tangerine Dream 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 311 40%
United Kingdom 204 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 18 2%
France 17 2%
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