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, Marillion and Prefab Sprout.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 84 of 100

Best Albums of 1985 composition

Country Albums %


United States 390 39%
United Kingdom 246 25%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Germany 45 5%
Australia 30 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 924 92%
Yes 76 8%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Albums of 1990
1. Violator by Depeche Mode
2. Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
3. Nowhere by Ride
4. Rust In Peace by Megadeth
5. Bossanova by Pixies
6. Goo by Sonic Youth
7. Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
8. Repeater by Fugazi
9. The La's by The La's
10. Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
11. Canción Animal by Soda Stereo
12. The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
13. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic by The Sundays
14. Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches by Happy Mondays
15. Flood by They Might Be Giants
16. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinéad O'Connor
17. Soundtrack From Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti
18. Shake Your Money Maker by The Black Crowes
19. Ragged Glory by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
20. People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest
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