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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 30,000 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 The Fall.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:3,274
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:689
Average Rating:  79/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:3,189
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:711
Average Rating:  78/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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13.

Rum Sodomy & the LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:3,066
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:739
Average Rating:  79/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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14.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:2,026
Rank in 1980s172Overall Rank:1,082
Average Rating:  76/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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15.

This Is The SeaIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:2,017
Rank in 1980s174Overall Rank:1,087
Average Rating:  79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,992
Rank in 1980s176Overall Rank:1,098
Average Rating:  79/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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17.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,503
Rank in 1980s221Overall Rank:1,376
Average Rating:  75/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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18.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,443
Rank in 1980s231Overall Rank:1,419
Average Rating:  76/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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19.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,412
Rank in 1980s233Overall Rank:1,443
Average Rating:  74/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,355
Rank in 1980s247Overall Rank:1,497
Average Rating:  73/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
The Residents 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Rites Of Spring 2 0%
John Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 395 41%
United Kingdom 242 25%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 24 2%
France 20 2%
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