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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:790 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:21,870
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (918 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:760 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:19,521
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  83/100 (757 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,169
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  77/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,077
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,009
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  80/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,026
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  80/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,885
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  80/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:4,224
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  78/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,830
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:592
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:236 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,339
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  79/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
The Residents 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
Paul Motian 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 394 41%
United Kingdom 239 25%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 20 2%
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