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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 29,000 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:767 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:21,320
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (903 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:18,741
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  83/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:525 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:10,939
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  77/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:10,859
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,807
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  80/100 (623 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,817
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  80/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,677
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  81/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:4,165
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  77/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,634
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:610
Average Rating:  77/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,234
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:679
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
Robert Hunter 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 391 41%
United Kingdom 240 25%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 34 4%
Canada 23 2%
France 19 2%
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