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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 28,000 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:750 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:21,084
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (887 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:703 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:18,330
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  83/100 (725 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:10,813
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  77/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:10,552
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:8,465
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  80/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:4,622
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  80/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:4,555
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  80/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:4,190
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  77/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,575
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  77/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,244
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  79/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Vangelis 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 381 41%
United Kingdom 238 26%
Mixed Nationality 44 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 32 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 19 2%
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