Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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, Tears For Fears, The Cure, The Replacements, Prefab Sprout and Marillion.
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1985
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20,291
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1985
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14,454
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8,197
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7,570
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1985
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6,513
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1985
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5,159
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1985
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4,808
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4,081
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3,428
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3,112
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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 245 25%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 45 5%
Australia 32 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 923 92%
Yes 77 8%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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