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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 37,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Kate Bush, Tom Waits, 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.

Hounds Of LoveUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1985Appears in:913 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:23,479
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  84/100 (921 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:893 charts
Rank in 1985:2Rank Score:23,348
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,046 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,202
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (986 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Brothers In ArmsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:12,184
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  77/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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5.

PsychocandyUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1985Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:9,912
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  80/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

The Head On The DoorUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1985Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1985:6Rank Score:5,988
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  81/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

TimUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1985Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1985:7Rank Score:5,664
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  81/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Songs From The Big ChairUnited Kingdom Tears For Fears
Year of Release:1985Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1985:8Rank Score:5,277
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  78/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

Misplaced ChildhoodUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1985Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1985:9Rank Score:4,294
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  77/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Low-LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1985:10Rank Score:3,710
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:688
Average Rating:  79/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 391 39%
United Kingdom 244 24%
Mixed Nationality 55 6%
Germany 38 4%
Australia 32 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 21 2%
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