Acclaimed Music - The Top Albums from 1985
The Top Albums from 1985





RankAll
Time
ArtistAlbumBuy at
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Song
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1 81 The Jesus and Mary Chain
Psychocandy
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2 124 Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
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3 224 Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
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4 237 The Pogues
Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
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5 257 Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good
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6 414 Hüsker Dü
New Day Rising
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7 438 The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace

8 455 New Order
Low-Life
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9 473 The Replacements
Tim
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10 514 Sam Cooke
Live at the Harlem Square Club 1963
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11 582 Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms
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12 588 The Cure
The Head on the Door
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13 638 The Smiths
Meat Is Murder
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14 670 LL Cool J
Radio
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15 751 The Waterboys
This Is the Sea
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16 939 The Velvet Underground
VU
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17 998 Hüsker Dü
Flip Your Wig
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18 1019 Talking Heads
Little Creatures
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19 1159 Sting
The Dream of the Blue Turtles
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20 1178 R.E.M.
Fables of Reconstruction
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21 1197 Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun
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22 1242 Prince and The Revolution
Around the World in a Day
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23 1254 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Firstborn Is Dead
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24 1283 The Mekons
Fear and Whiskey
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25 1318 Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega
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26 1337 Scritti Politti
Cupid & Psyche 85
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27 1370 John Cougar Mellencamp
Scarecrow
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28 1418 Eurythmics
Be Yourself Tonight
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29 1513 Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
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30 1552 Dexy's Midnight Runners
Don't Stand Me Down
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31 1562 Tears for Fears
Songs from the Big Chair
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32 1696 John Fogerty
Centerfield
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33 1872 Wynton Marsalis
Black Codes (from the Underground)
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34 1922 The Sisters of Mercy
First and Last and Always
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35 1945 Mantronix
Mantronix: The Album
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36 1985 Einstürzende Neubauten
1/2 Mensch
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37 2067 Luther Vandross
The Night I Fell in Love
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38 2148 Barbra Streisand
The Broadway Album
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39 2154 Simple Minds
Once Upon a Time
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40 2202 Marillion
Misplaced Childhood

41 2253 Artists United Against Apartheid
Sun City
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42 2279 The Blasters
Hard Line

43 2452 The Golden Palominos
Visions of Excess

44 2482 Keith Jarrett
Standards Live
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45 2489 Dead Can Dance
Spleen and Ideal
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46 2562 Simply Red
Picture Book
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47 2614 Red Hot Chili Peppers
Freaky Styley
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48 2620 Bryan Ferry
Boys and Girls
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49 2636 Youssou N'Dour
Nelson Mandela
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50 2649 The Style Council
Our Favourite Shop/Internationalists

51 2660 Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians
Fegmania!
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52 2666 The Cult
Love

53 2731 Anthrax
Spreading the Disease
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54 2772 Run-D.M.C.
King of Rock
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55 2916 Albert Collins/Robert Cray/Johnny Copeland
Showdown!
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56 2950 Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
Nail
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Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Butthole Surfers
Psychic…Powerless…Another Man's Sac
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Big Audio Dynamite
This Is Big Audio Dynamite

Joe Henderson
The State of the Tenor

Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising
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Green on Red
Gas Food Lodging

Lone Justice
Lone Justice
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Robert Palmer
Riptide

Aretha Franklin
Who's Zoomin' Who
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Level 42
World Machine



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