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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 17,000 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 Cure, The Fall, Tears For Fears and Marillion.
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11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,238
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  80/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:1,987
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  77/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,847
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  78/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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14.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,460
Rank in 1980s160Overall Rank:1,008
Average Rating:  78/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,399
Rank in 1980s169Overall Rank:1,044
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,315
Rank in 1980s179Overall Rank:1,096
Average Rating:  76/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,217
Rank in 1980s194Overall Rank:1,168
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,091
Rank in 1980s207Overall Rank:1,273
Average Rating:  74/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:915
Rank in 1980s244Overall Rank:1,479
Average Rating:  72/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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20.

Suzanne VegaUnited States Suzanne Vega
Year of Release:1985Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:848
Rank in 1980s254Overall Rank:1,584
Average Rating:  72/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 3%
Black Flag 3 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 238 39%
United Kingdom 171 28%
Mixed Nationality 31 5%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 17 3%
Canada 15 2%
Italy 14 2%
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