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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 36,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Tom Waits, Kate Bush, The Smiths, Dire Straits, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Cure, The Replacements, Tears For Fears, Marillion and New Order.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:877 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:22,869
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,019 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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2.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:888 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:22,831
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (899 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,197
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  82/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:11,913
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  77/100 (838 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,829
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  80/100 (706 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,800
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  81/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,643
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  81/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:5,189
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  78/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:4,098
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  77/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,641
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  79/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 2%
Haruomi Hosono 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Eliahu Inbal / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra 3 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 244 24%
Mixed Nationality 52 5%
Germany 41 4%
Australia 33 3%
Japan 22 2%
Canada 21 2%
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