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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:831 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,534
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (978 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:21,360
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (843 votes)
Comments: 60 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 1985:181Rank Score:84
Rank in 1980s2,142Overall Rank:14,768
Average Rating:  83/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:612 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,770
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  82/100 (915 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,788
Rank in 1980s60Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  81/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,376
Rank in 1980s253Overall Rank:1,573
Average Rating:  81/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

The Best Of The Doors
Compilation
United States The Doors
Year of Release:1985Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1985:64Rank Score:309
Rank in 1980s811Overall Rank:5,122
Average Rating:  81/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,283
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  81/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

1979–1983
Compilation
United Kingdom Bauhaus
Year of Release:1985Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1985:255Rank Score:46
Rank in 1980s2,990Overall Rank:21,475
Average Rating:  80/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,505
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  80/100 (673 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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