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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 27,000 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 New Order.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:733 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:20,282
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:662 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:17,686
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:10,581
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  77/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:498 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:10,109
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  82/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,470
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  80/100 (600 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,461
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  80/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,369
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  80/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:3,974
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  77/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,412
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  77/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,055
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  79/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Hüsker Dü 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 367 41%
United Kingdom 227 26%
Mixed Nationality 42 5%
Australia 35 4%
Germany 31 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 20 2%
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