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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:808 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,017
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (948 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:798 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:20,694
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (797 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,171
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  82/100 (875 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

A Decade Of Steely Dan
Compilation
United States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1985Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1985:169Rank Score:84
Rank in 1980s2,092Overall Rank:14,402
Average Rating:  82/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,455
Rank in 1980s234Overall Rank:1,450
Average Rating:  81/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

The Best Of The Doors
Compilation
United States The Doors
Year of Release:1985Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1985:77Rank Score:258
Rank in 1980s899Overall Rank:5,707
Average Rating:  81/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,368
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  81/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,060
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  80/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

Songs To Learn And Sing
Compilation
United Kingdom Echo & The Bunnymen
Year of Release:1985Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1985:90Rank Score:203
Rank in 1980s1,066Overall Rank:6,908
Average Rating:  80/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,288
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  80/100 (654 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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