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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 30,000 greatest album charts.

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

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:799 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,013
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (927 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:19,635
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  83/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,216
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  77/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:552 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:10,990
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  82/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,186
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  80/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,182
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  80/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,991
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  80/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:4,438
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  78/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,847
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  77/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,397
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  79/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
The Residents 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 395 41%
United Kingdom 242 25%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 24 2%
France 20 2%
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