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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 28,000 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:204 charts
Rank in 1985:11Rank Score:3,133
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:686
Average Rating:  79/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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12.

Steve McQueenUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1985Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1985:12Rank Score:2,808
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  78/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Rum, Sodomy, And The LashUnited Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1985Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:2,769
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:762
Average Rating:  79/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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14.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,912
Rank in 1980s169Overall Rank:1,086
Average Rating:  79/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

New Day RisingUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1985Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1985:15Rank Score:1,906
Rank in 1980s171Overall Rank:1,094
Average Rating:  78/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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16.

Fables Of The ReconstructionUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1985Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1985:16Rank Score:1,904
Rank in 1980s172Overall Rank:1,095
Average Rating:  76/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

NailAustralia Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
Year of Release:1985Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1985:17Rank Score:1,426
Rank in 1980s221Overall Rank:1,365
Average Rating:  75/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

LoveUnited Kingdom The Cult
Year of Release:1985Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1985:18Rank Score:1,392
Rank in 1980s229Overall Rank:1,397
Average Rating:  74/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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19.

Around The World In A DayUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1985Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1985:19Rank Score:1,298
Rank in 1980s248Overall Rank:1,488
Average Rating:  76/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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20.

Hunting High And LowNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1985Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1985:20Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1980s260Overall Rank:1,585
Average Rating:  72/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 10 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%
The Residents 3 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Cocteau Twins 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 381 41%
United Kingdom 239 26%
Mixed Nationality 44 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 32 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 19 2%
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