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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 38,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Kate Bush, Tom Waits, 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.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:955 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:24,615
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  84/100 (956 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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2.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:919 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:23,650
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,075 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,455
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  77/100 (893 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:661 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:12,143
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,021 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,970
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  80/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:6,171
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  81/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,804
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  81/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:5,424
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  78/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:4,289
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  77/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,888
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  80/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
細野晴臣 [Haruomi Hosono] 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Eliahu Inbal / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Robert Hunter 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 386 39%
United Kingdom 246 25%
Mixed Nationality 58 6%
Germany 39 4%
Australia 33 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
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