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Best Albums of 1985

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 36,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Tom Waits, Kate Bush, The Smiths, Dire Straits, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Cure, The Replacements, Tears For Fears, Marillion and New Order.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,859
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,016 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:889 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,825
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (898 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:640 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,170
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  82/100 (964 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,843
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  77/100 (836 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,838
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  80/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,788
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  81/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,649
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  81/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:5,195
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  78/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:4,120
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  77/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,536
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  79/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 2%
Haruomi Hosono 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Eliahu Inbal / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 391 39%
United Kingdom 244 24%
Mixed Nationality 52 5%
Germany 41 4%
Australia 35 4%
Japan 22 2%
Canada 21 2%
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