Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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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117
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Year of Release:
1985
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117
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1985
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116
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1985
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116
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116
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1985
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116
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1985
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113
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1985
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112
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1985
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111
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 387 39%
United Kingdom 246 25%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Germany 44 4%
Australia 35 3%
Canada 23 2%
Japan 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 928 93%
Yes 74 7%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 17 2%
Best Artists of the 1990s
1. Radiohead
2. Nirvana (US)
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. My Bloody Valentine
6. Oasis
7. Pearl Jam
8. Weezer
9. R.E.M.
10. Richard David James
11. Björk
12. Pavement
13. Jeff Buckley
14. Blur
15. Nas
16. Sigur Rós
17. Elliott Smith
18. Portishead
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers
20. Massive Attack
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