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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,078
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:693
Average Rating: 80/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,841
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:779
Average Rating: 77/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,716
Rank in 1980s134Overall Rank:822
Average Rating: 77/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,429
Rank in 1980s157Overall Rank:973
Average Rating: 78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,298
Rank in 1980s175Overall Rank:1,058
Average Rating: 76/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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16.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,220
Rank in 1980s185Overall Rank:1,117
Average Rating: 77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,099
Rank in 1980s204Overall Rank:1,210
Average Rating: 75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:932
Rank in 1980s225Overall Rank:1,393
Average Rating: 76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:877
Rank in 1980s242Overall Rank:1,472
Average Rating: 72/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

The Dream Of The Blue TurtlesUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:844
Rank in 1980s249Overall Rank:1,516
Average Rating: 73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
Green On Red 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Severed Heads 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 211 39%
United Kingdom 160 29%
Mixed Nationality 23 4%
Australia 23 4%
Germany 17 3%
Canada 15 3%
Italy 13 2%
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