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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 18,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,323
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:679
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,144
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,992
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  78/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,672
Rank in 1980s150Overall Rank:933
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,505
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,020
Average Rating:  78/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,369
Rank in 1980s183Overall Rank:1,112
Average Rating:  76/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,246
Rank in 1980s198Overall Rank:1,199
Average Rating:  76/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,122
Rank in 1980s212Overall Rank:1,301
Average Rating:  75/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:925
Rank in 1980s249Overall Rank:1,527
Average Rating:  72/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Live At The Harlem Square ClubUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:896
Rank in 1980s254Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating:  80/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Lone Justice 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 260 40%
United Kingdom 177 27%
Mixed Nationality 34 5%
Australia 27 4%
Germany 21 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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