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Top-rated albums of 1985

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1985 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,859
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:889 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,825
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (898 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

A Decade Of Steely Dan
Compilation
United States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1985Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1985:168Rank Score:96
Rank in 1980s1,967Overall Rank:13,497
Average Rating:  83/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:640 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,170
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  82/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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5.

1979–1983
Compilation
United Kingdom Bauhaus
Year of Release:1985Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1985:264Rank Score:45
Rank in 1980s3,126Overall Rank:22,748
Average Rating:  81/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,788
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  81/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

The Best Of The Doors
Compilation
United States The Doors
Year of Release:1985Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1985:53Rank Score:391
Rank in 1980s696Overall Rank:4,396
Average Rating:  81/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,422
Rank in 1980s252Overall Rank:1,585
Average Rating:  81/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,648
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  81/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Greatest Hits - Volume I & Volume II
Compilation
United States Billy Joel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1985:55Rank Score:365
Rank in 1980s730Overall Rank:4,658
Average Rating:  80/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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