Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Kate Bush, Tom Waits, Dire Straits, The Smiths, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Tears For Fears, The Cure, The Replacements, Prefab Sprout and Marillion.
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1985
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19,345
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1985
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13,132
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1985
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7,830
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Year of Release:
1985
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6,875
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1985
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6,129
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1985
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5,372
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1985
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4,675
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1985
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4,054
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Year of Release:
1985
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3,333
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1985
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3,005
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 394 39%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 42 4%
Australia 34 3%
Canada 22 2%
Japan 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 929 93%
Yes 74 7%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 20 2%
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3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
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7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Madvillainy by Madvillain
9. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
10. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
11. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
13. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
14. Elephant by The White Stripes
15. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
16. Amnesiac by Radiohead
17. Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
18. Demon Days by Gorillaz
19. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
20. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
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