Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1985 year summaryThe best artists of 1985 were Kate Bush, Tom Waits, Dire Straits, The Smiths, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Tears For Fears, The Cure, The Replacements, Prefab Sprout and Marillion.
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1985
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307.
Open Fire 
Live
United States Y&T
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1985
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1985
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 31 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 245 24%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Germany 45 4%
Australia 30 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 923 92%
Yes 78 8%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 15 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. Miles Davis
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