Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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, Tears For Fears, The Replacements, Marillion and New Order.
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1985
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19,406
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1985
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15,927
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1985
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8,552
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8,348
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1985
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6,953
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1985
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4,867
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4,500
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4,086
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3,025
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2,903
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 391 39%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Mixed Nationality 50 5%
Germany 39 4%
Australia 31 3%
Canada 21 2%
Japan 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 932 93%
Yes 68 7%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
5. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
7. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
8. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
11. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
12. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
13. Chet by Chet Baker
14. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
15. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
16. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
17. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
18. House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker
19. Come Dance With Me! by Frank Sinatra
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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