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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:892 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:23,272
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,042 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:914 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:23,492
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  84/100 (919 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

A Decade Of Steely Dan
Compilation
United States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1985Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1985:187Rank Score:82
Rank in 1980s2,265Overall Rank:15,801
Average Rating:  83/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,203
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (984 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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5.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,432
Rank in 1980s253Overall Rank:1,596
Average Rating:  81/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

1979–1983
Compilation
United Kingdom Bauhaus
Year of Release:1985Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1985:269Rank Score:44
Rank in 1980s3,178Overall Rank:23,205
Average Rating:  81/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

The Best Of The Doors
Compilation
United States The Doors
Year of Release:1985Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1985:52Rank Score:414
Rank in 1980s667Overall Rank:4,247
Average Rating:  81/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,993
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  81/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,664
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  81/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,917
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  80/100 (718 votes)
Comments: 55 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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