Best Albums of 1985

Listed below are the best albums of 1985 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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, Marillion and Prefab Sprout.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 83 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 395 40%
United Kingdom 249 25%
Germany 44 4%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Australia 29 3%
Japan 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 930 93%
Yes 70 7%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of 2002
1. Wilco
2. Interpol
3. Coldplay
4. The Flaming Lips
5. Queens Of The Stone Age
6. Broken Social Scene
7. Beck
8. Sigur Rós
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Porcupine Tree
11. Boards Of Canada
12. The Libertines
13. Eminem
14. Johnny Cash
15. Damien Rice
16. The Streets
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. Audioslave
19. Norah Jones
20. Agalloch
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