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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 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:177 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,424
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:694
Average Rating:  80/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,340
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:717
Average Rating:  78/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,082
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:792
Average Rating:  79/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,704
Rank in 1980s155Overall Rank:959
Average Rating:  78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,584
Rank in 1980s169Overall Rank:1,025
Average Rating:  78/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,415
Rank in 1980s187Overall Rank:1,127
Average Rating:  75/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,410
Rank in 1980s188Overall Rank:1,134
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,295
Rank in 1980s204Overall Rank:1,218
Average Rating:  75/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,050
Rank in 1980s237Overall Rank:1,441
Average Rating:  72/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Little CreaturesUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1985Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:952
Rank in 1980s256Overall Rank:1,559
Average Rating:  74/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 272 39%
United Kingdom 183 26%
Mixed Nationality 33 5%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 26 4%
Canada 16 2%
France 15 2%
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