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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 32,000 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:810 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,061
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:20,821
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,384
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  77/100 (773 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,212
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  82/100 (881 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:522 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,335
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  80/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,403
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,125
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  80/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:4,692
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  78/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,930
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  77/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,388
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  79/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
The Residents 4 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 411 41%
United Kingdom 248 25%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Germany 38 4%
Australia 37 4%
Canada 25 2%
France 20 2%
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