Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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, Marillion and Prefab Sprout.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 395 40%
United Kingdom 249 25%
Germany 44 4%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Australia 29 3%
Canada 21 2%
Japan 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 930 93%
Yes 70 7%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
5. Disintegration by The Cure
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
9. Closer by Joy Division
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
19. Murmur by R.E.M.
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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