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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 38,000 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, The Cure, The Replacements, Tears For Fears, Marillion and New Order.
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81.

The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1985Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1985:81Rank Score:274
Rank in 1980s915Overall Rank:5,949
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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82.

Les MisérablesMixed Nationality The Original London Cast
Year of Release:1985Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1985:82Rank Score:267
Rank in 1980s934Overall Rank:6,097
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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83.

Spreading The DiseaseUnited States Anthrax
Year of Release:1985Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1985:83Rank Score:265
Rank in 1980s938Overall Rank:6,124
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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84.

End On End
Compilation
United States Rites Of Spring
Year of Release:1985Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1985:84Rank Score:262
Rank in 1980s943Overall Rank:6,171
Average Rating:  77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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85.

25 O'ClockUnited Kingdom The Dukes Of Stratosphear
Year of Release:1985Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1985:85Rank Score:262
Rank in 1980s945Overall Rank:6,176
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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86.

YouthquakeUnited Kingdom Dead Or Alive
Year of Release:1985Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1985:86Rank Score:249
Rank in 1980s985Overall Rank:6,453
Average Rating:  69/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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87.

So Red The RoseUnited Kingdom Arcadia
Year of Release:1985Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1985:87Rank Score:248
Rank in 1980s988Overall Rank:6,486
Average Rating:  64/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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88.

Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!United States Megadeth
Year of Release:1985Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1985:88Rank Score:247
Rank in 1980s995Overall Rank:6,511
Average Rating:  72/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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89.

The Best Of Eagles
Compilation
United States Eagles
Year of Release:1985Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1985:89Rank Score:245
Rank in 1980s1,003Overall Rank:6,551
Average Rating:  74/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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90.

The Pink Opaque
Compilation
United Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1985Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1985:90Rank Score:241
Rank in 1980s1,020Overall Rank:6,657
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1985 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
細野晴臣 [Haruomi Hosono] 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Minutemen 3 0%
Black Flag 3 0%
Eliahu Inbal / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra 3 0%
George Strait 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 243 24%
Mixed Nationality 58 6%
Germany 38 4%
Australia 33 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
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