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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 24,000 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, Tears For Fears, The Fall and Marillion.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,693
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:716
Average Rating:  79/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,628
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:730
Average Rating:  79/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,556
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  79/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,854
Rank in 1980s166Overall Rank:1,015
Average Rating:  79/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,825
Rank in 1980s168Overall Rank:1,025
Average Rating:  78/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,639
Rank in 1980s184Overall Rank:1,118
Average Rating:  76/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,389
Rank in 1980s206Overall Rank:1,284
Average Rating:  75/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,316
Rank in 1980s219Overall Rank:1,341
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:59 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,133
Rank in 1980s250Overall Rank:1,517
Average Rating:  81/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,121
Rank in 1980s254Overall Rank:1,531
Average Rating:  73/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Celtic Frost 2 0%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth Jacobites 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 340 41%
United Kingdom 212 26%
Mixed Nationality 39 5%
Australia 32 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 21 3%
France 18 2%
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