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, New Order and Prefab Sprout.
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1979–1983
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1985
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 390 39%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Mixed Nationality 50 5%
Germany 39 4%
Australia 30 3%
Japan 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 930 93%
Yes 70 7%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
6. Kid A by Radiohead
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Funeral by Arcade Fire
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
15. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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