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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, Marillion and Tears For Fears.
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11.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:2,243
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  80/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,006
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:759
Average Rating:  77/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,892
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  78/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,570
Rank in 1980s155Overall Rank:953
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,470
Rank in 1980s162Overall Rank:1,005
Average Rating:  78/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,327
Rank in 1980s180Overall Rank:1,095
Average Rating:  76/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1980s198Overall Rank:1,193
Average Rating:  75/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,106
Rank in 1980s206Overall Rank:1,264
Average Rating:  75/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:918
Rank in 1980s245Overall Rank:1,478
Average Rating:  72/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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20.

Suzanne VegaUnited States Suzanne Vega
Year of Release:1985Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:879
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,536
Average Rating:  73/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 3%
Black Flag 4 1%
Depeche Mode 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Grace Jones 2 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Level 42 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 252 40%
United Kingdom 176 28%
Mixed Nationality 32 5%
Australia 24 4%
Germany 20 3%
Canada 17 3%
Italy 15 2%
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