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, The Cure, Tears For Fears, The Replacements, New Order 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 256 26%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 42 4%
Australia 29 3%
Canada 21 2%
Japan 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 933 93%
Yes 67 7%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. R.E.M.
20. Jimi Hendrix
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