Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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 Marillion.
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1985
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117
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114
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108
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Germany 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 22 2%
Canada 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 935 93%
Yes 68 7%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 15 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 11 1%
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