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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:852 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,676
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (993 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:861 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,035
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (863 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

A Decade Of Steely Dan
Compilation
United States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1985Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1985:183Rank Score:84
Rank in 1980s2,166Overall Rank:14,947
Average Rating:  83/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,936
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  82/100 (935 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,386
Rank in 1980s254Overall Rank:1,587
Average Rating:  81/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,833
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  81/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

1979–1983
Compilation
United Kingdom Bauhaus
Year of Release:1985Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1985:253Rank Score:46
Rank in 1980s3,017Overall Rank:21,724
Average Rating:  81/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

The Best Of The Doors
Compilation
United States The Doors
Year of Release:1985Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1985:67Rank Score:309
Rank in 1980s825Overall Rank:5,233
Average Rating:  81/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,517
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:553 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,691
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  80/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 53 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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