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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 23,000 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:204 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,654
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:711
Average Rating:  79/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,544
Rank in 1980s119Overall Rank:744
Average Rating:  78/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,430
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  79/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,893
Rank in 1980s155Overall Rank:981
Average Rating:  79/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,772
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,033
Average Rating:  78/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,555
Rank in 1980s189Overall Rank:1,155
Average Rating:  76/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,403
Rank in 1980s202Overall Rank:1,259
Average Rating:  74/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,285
Rank in 1980s218Overall Rank:1,345
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,145
Rank in 1980s243Overall Rank:1,485
Average Rating:  81/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,116
Rank in 1980s249Overall Rank:1,511
Average Rating:  73/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
Sheila Chandra 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 318 40%
United Kingdom 206 26%
Mixed Nationality 38 5%
Australia 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 19 2%
France 17 2%
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