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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 35,000 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:851 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,664
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:860 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,021
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (865 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:11,966
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  82/100 (937 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,654
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  77/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:552 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,679
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  80/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,827
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  81/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,535
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:4,947
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  78/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,977
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  76/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,502
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  80/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
Haruomi Hosono 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Lee Greenwood 2 0%
Vangelis 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 396 40%
United Kingdom 244 24%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Germany 42 4%
Australia 37 4%
Canada 22 2%
France 21 2%
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