Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 75 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 246 25%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 45 5%
Australia 32 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 923 92%
Yes 77 8%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
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