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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:865 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,896
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,005 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,319
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (880 votes)
Comments: 65 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 1985:185Rank Score:84
Rank in 1980s2,180Overall Rank:15,051
Average Rating:  83/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,169
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  82/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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5.

1979–1983
Compilation
United Kingdom Bauhaus
Year of Release:1985Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1985:262Rank Score:45
Rank in 1980s3,099Overall Rank:22,273
Average Rating:  81/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,388
Rank in 1980s256Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  81/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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7.

The Best Of The Doors
Compilation
United States The Doors
Year of Release:1985Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1985:69Rank Score:307
Rank in 1980s828Overall Rank:5,277
Average Rating:  81/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,789
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  81/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,556
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  81/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:3,511
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:704
Average Rating:  80/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 17 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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