AOTY 2020

1985 Album Releases

1985
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Sep 16
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
97
critic score
(3)
91
user score
(1097)
Feb 11
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
The Smiths
Meat Is Murder
74
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(547)
Sep 30
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
100
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(474)
Nov 18
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Psychocandy
99
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(343)
Aug 26
The Cure - The Head on the Door
The Cure
The Head on the Door
79
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(324)
May 13
New Order - Low-Life
New Order
Low-Life
85
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(289)
Feb 25
Tears For Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
Tears For Fears
Songs from the Big Chair
86
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(248)
Jun 10
Talking Heads - Little Creatures
Talking Heads
Little Creatures
80
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(199)
May 13
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms
85
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(174)
Oct 1
The Replacements - Tim
The Replacements
Tim
92
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(158)
Mar 1
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising
70
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(157)
Jun 3
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Firstborn Is Dead
77
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(137)
Apr 22
Prince & The Revolution - Around the World in a Day
Prince & The Revolution
Around the World in a Day
72
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(136)
Jan 1
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
Hüsker Dü
New Day Rising
100
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(122)
Sep 23
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace
95
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(119)
Nov 4
Sade - Promise
Sade
Promise
80
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(117)
Jun 10
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
Fables of the Reconstruction
81
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(102)
Jun 1
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen
97
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(98)
Aug 16
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Freaky Styley
80
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(98)
Feb 14
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
90
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(95)
Jun 1
Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(93)
Mar 1
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer
Hell Awaits
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(92)
Jun 12
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth
Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
73
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(92)
Aug 5
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
95
user score
(86)
Jun 1
a-ha - Hunting High and Low
a-ha
Hunting High and Low
68
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(78)
Sep 2
Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
Einstürzende Neubauten
Halber Mensch
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(70)
Oct 30
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
Anthrax
Spreading the Disease
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(60)
Nov 4
The Clash - Cut the Crap
The Clash
Cut the Crap
40
critic score
(3)
27
user score
(59)
Jun 10
Bob Dylan - Empire Burlesque
Bob Dylan
Empire Burlesque
63
critic score
(3)
55
user score
(57)
Sep 1
Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal
Dead Can Dance
Spleen and Ideal
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(56)
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Oct
Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
Dead Kennedys
Frankenchrist
70
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(55)
Aug 1
The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash
85
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(54)
Sep 1
Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
Hüsker Dü
Flip Your Wig
95
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(53)
Oct 1
Foetus - Nail
Foetus
Nail
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(50)
Nov 18
LL Cool J - Radio
LL Cool J
Radio
100
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(49)
Jan 1
Beat Happening - Beat Happening
Beat Happening
Beat Happening
85
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(47)
Feb 5
The Velvet Underground - VU
The Velvet Underground
VU
100
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(47)
Oct 14
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
Kate Bush
Cloudbusting
40
critic score
(1)
94
user score
(47)
Jan 1
Dinosaur Jr. - Dinosaur
Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur
61
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(46)
Mar 11
The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always
The Sisters of Mercy
First and Last and Always
80
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(44)
Jun 28
AC/DC - Fly on the Wall
AC/DC
Fly on the Wall
45
critic score
(2)
51
user score
(42)
Jul 23
Madonna - Into the Groove
Madonna
Into the Groove
50
critic score
(1)
92
user score
(42)
Oct 28
Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
Grace Jones
Slave to the Rhythm
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(40)
Oct 29
Rush - Power Windows
Rush
Power Windows
60
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(39)
Mar 1
Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(38)
Apr 25
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Exodus
Bonded by Blood
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(37)
Jan 25
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
No Jacket Required
85
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(36)
Jun 1
Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
Sam Cooke
Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
100
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(36)
Oct 27
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Celtic Frost
To Mega Therion
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(36)
Jan 1
Descendents - I Don't Want to Grow Up
Descendents
I Don't Want to Grow Up
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(35)
Oct 16
Possessed - Seven Churches
Possessed
Seven Churches
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(35)
Jan 1
Legião Urbana - Legião Urbana
Legião Urbana
Legião Urbana
50
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(32)
Jan 21
Run-D.M.C. - King of Rock
Run-D.M.C.
King of Rock
79
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(31)
Jan 23
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna
Material Girl
76
user score
(30)
Mar 25
Mariya Takeuchi - Plastic Love
Mariya Takeuchi
Plastic Love
94
user score
(30)
Mar 27
Bon Jovi - 7800° Fahrenheit
Bon Jovi
7800° Fahrenheit
45
critic score
(2)
50
user score
(30)
Oct 1
The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically
The Chameleons
What Does Anything Mean? Basically
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(30)
1985
Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon
Brian Eno
Thursday Afternoon
74
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(29)
Jun 3
Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls
Bryan Ferry
Boys and Girls
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(29)
Jun 10
Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85
Scritti Politti
Cupid & Psyche 85
85
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(29)
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