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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 20,000 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.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,549
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  79/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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12.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,442
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:694
Average Rating:  80/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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13.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,031
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:820
Average Rating:  79/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,711
Rank in 1980s157Overall Rank:965
Average Rating:  78/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,591
Rank in 1980s169Overall Rank:1,025
Average Rating:  78/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,433
Rank in 1980s186Overall Rank:1,129
Average Rating:  76/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,385
Rank in 1980s192Overall Rank:1,161
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,313
Rank in 1980s205Overall Rank:1,222
Average Rating:  75/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 1980s236Overall Rank:1,444
Average Rating:  73/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Little CreaturesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1985Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:940
Rank in 1980s262Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  74/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
The Fall 2 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
Sheila Chandra 2 0%
Minutemen 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 274 39%
United Kingdom 185 27%
Australia 32 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 5%
Germany 27 4%
Canada 17 2%
Italy 15 2%
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