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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 New Order.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:867 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,884
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,005 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:872 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,354
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (880 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,175
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  82/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:600 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,732
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  77/100 (827 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:554 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,657
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  80/100 (692 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,788
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  81/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,553
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  81/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:5,042
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  78/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:3,963
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  77/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,649
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  79/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
Haruomi Hosono 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Eliahu Inbal / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Propaganda 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 244 24%
Mixed Nationality 53 5%
Germany 41 4%
Australia 36 4%
Canada 22 2%
Japan 20 2%
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