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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 33,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Tom Waits, Kate Bush, The Smiths, Dire Straits, 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:818 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,166
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (965 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:828 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:20,929
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,619
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  82/100 (893 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,372
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  77/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,486
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  80/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,464
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  81/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,229
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  80/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:4,773
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  78/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:4,013
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  77/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,392
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:701
Average Rating:  80/100 (297 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%
Vangelis 2 0%
Mecano 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 396 39%
United Kingdom 248 25%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Germany 40 4%
Australia 36 4%
Canada 22 2%
France 19 2%
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