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Best Albums of 1985

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 27,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Tom Waits, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, The Smiths, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Cure, The Replacements, Tears For Fears, Marillion and New Order.
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11.

This Nation's Saving GraceUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1985Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:3,038
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  79/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,783
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  78/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,731
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:760
Average Rating:  79/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,908
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,056
Average Rating:  79/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,848
Rank in 1980s174Overall Rank:1,082
Average Rating:  76/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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16.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,844
Rank in 1980s175Overall Rank:1,085
Average Rating:  78/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,428
Rank in 1980s215Overall Rank:1,337
Average Rating:  75/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,404
Rank in 1980s221Overall Rank:1,361
Average Rating:  74/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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19.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,214
Rank in 1980s253Overall Rank:1,538
Average Rating:  73/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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20.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,194
Rank in 1980s255Overall Rank:1,561
Average Rating:  76/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 3%
Minutemen 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 2 0%
Daniel Johnston 2 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 367 41%
United Kingdom 227 26%
Mixed Nationality 42 5%
Australia 35 4%
Germany 31 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 20 2%
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