AOTY 2018

1985 Album Releases

1985
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Sep 16
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
95
critic score
(2)
92
user score
(365)
Feb 11
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
The Smiths
Meat Is Murder
74
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(243)
Sep 30
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
100
critic score
(2)
90
user score
(196)
Nov 1
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Psychocandy
98
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(182)
Aug 26
The Cure - The Head on the Door
The Cure
The Head on the Door
79
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(118)
May 13
New Order - Low-Life
New Order
Low-Life
90
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(109)
Oct 1
The Replacements - Tim
The Replacements
Tim
92
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(81)
Jun 10
Talking Heads - Little Creatures
Talking Heads
Little Creatures
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(76)
Feb 25
Tears For Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
Tears For Fears
Songs from the Big Chair
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(68)
Mar 1
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising
70
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(68)
May 13
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(55)
Jan 1
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
Hüsker Dü
New Day Rising
100
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(54)
Jun 10
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
Fables of the Reconstruction
81
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(52)
Aug 16
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Freaky Styley
80
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(51)
Apr 22
Prince & The Revolution - Around the World in a Day
Prince & The Revolution
Around the World in a Day
72
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(49)
Jun 3
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Firstborn Is Dead
77
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(41)
Sep 23
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace
95
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(39)
Aug 5
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
98
user score
(36)
Mar 1
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer
Hell Awaits
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(35)
Jun 1
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen
95
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(35)
Feb 14
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(31)
Jun 1
Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(30)
Jun 12
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth
Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
73
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(27)
Sep 1
Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
Hüsker Dü
Flip Your Wig
95
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(27)
Jun 1
a-ha - Hunting High and Low
a-ha
Hunting High and Low
68
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(26)
Mar 11
The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always
The Sisters of Mercy
First and Last and Always
80
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(24)
Aug 1
The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash
87
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(24)
Nov 4
Sade - Promise
Sade
Promise
75
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(23)
Jun 10
Bob Dylan - Empire Burlesque
Bob Dylan
Empire Burlesque
74
critic score
(2)
58
user score
(22)
Feb 5
The Velvet Underground - VU
The Velvet Underground
VU
100
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(21)
Sep 1
Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal
Dead Can Dance
Spleen and Ideal
90
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(21)
Oct 28
Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
Grace Jones
Slave to the Rhythm
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(21)
Jan 1
Dinosaur Jr. - Dinosaur
Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur
61
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(20)
Jul 23
Madonna - Into the Groove
Madonna
Into the Groove
50
critic score
(1)
94
user score
(20)
Jan 1
Beat Happening - Beat Happening
Beat Happening
Beat Happening
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(18)
Mar 1
Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(17)
Nov 4
The Clash - Cut the Crap
The Clash
Cut the Crap
40
critic score
(2)
34
user score
(17)
Jun 28
AC/DC - Fly on the Wall
AC/DC
Fly on the Wall
40
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(15)
Oct 1
The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically
The Chameleons
What Does Anything Mean? Basically
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(15)
1985
Nico + The Faction - Camera Obscura
Nico + The Faction
Camera Obscura
50
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(14)
Oct
Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
Dead Kennedys
Frankenchrist
70
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(14)
Oct 1
Foetus - Nail
Foetus
Nail
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(14)
Mar 27
Bon Jovi - 7800° Fahrenheit
Bon Jovi
7800° Fahrenheit
60
critic score
(1)
53
user score
(13)
Jan 1
Legião Urbana - Legião Urbana
Legião Urbana
Legião Urbana
50
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(12)
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
(12)
Oct 14
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
Kate Bush
Cloudbusting
40
critic score
(1)
99
user score
(12)
Oct 29
Rush - Power Windows
Rush
Power Windows
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(12)
Oct 30
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
Anthrax
Spreading the Disease
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(12)
May 1
Faith No More - We Care a Lot
Faith No More
We Care a Lot
60
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(11)
Jun 10
Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85
Scritti Politti
Cupid & Psyche 85
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(11)
Aug 1
Killing Joke - Night Time
Killing Joke
Night Time
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(11)
Sep 16
The Waterboys - This Is the Sea
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea
90
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(11)
Oct 14
INXS - Listen Like Thieves
INXS
Listen Like Thieves
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(10)
Oct 18
The Cult - Love
The Cult
Love
80
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(10)
Oct 21
Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time
Simple Minds
Once Upon a Time
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(10)
1985
Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon
Brian Eno
Thursday Afternoon
79
user score
(9)
Jan 21
Run-D.M.C. - King of Rock
Run-D.M.C.
King of Rock
79
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(9)
Jan 25
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
No Jacket Required
100
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(9)
Sep 2
Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
Einstürzende Neubauten
Halber Mensch
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(9)
Apr 25
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Exodus
Bonded by Blood
80
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(8)
May 1
Black Flag - Loose Nut
Black Flag
Loose Nut
60
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(8)
Oct 1
Black Flag - In My Head
Black Flag
In My Head
75
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(8)
Oct 1
Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog
Joni Mitchell
Dog Eat Dog
40
critic score
(1)
53
user score
(8)
Nov 4
Elton John - Ice on Fire
Elton John
Ice on Fire
50
critic score
(1)
49
user score
(8)
Dec 1
Grace Jones - Island Life
Grace Jones
Island Life
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(8)
Jan 23
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna
Material Girl
73
user score
(7)
Feb 1
Pentagram - Relentless
Pentagram
Relentless
50
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(7)
Apr 29
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Eurythmics
Be Yourself Tonight
80
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(7)
Jun 1
Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
Mekons
Fear and Whiskey
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(7)
Jun 1
Sting - The Dream of the Blue Turtles
Sting
The Dream of the Blue Turtles
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(7)
Jun 3
Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls
Bryan Ferry
Boys and Girls
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(7)
Jun 10
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
28
critic score
(3)
34
user score
(7)
Sep 9
Miles Davis - You're Under Arrest
Miles Davis
You're Under Arrest
60
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(7)
Sep 13
Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle
Stevie Wonder
In Square Circle
60
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(7)
Oct 11
Love And Rockets - Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
Love And Rockets
Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
70
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(7)
Oct 16
Possessed - Seven Churches
Possessed
Seven Churches
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(7)
Oct 27
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Celtic Frost
To Mega Therion
100
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(7)
Nov 9
Aerosmith - Done with Mirrors
Aerosmith
Done with Mirrors
60
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(7)
Dec 1
Minutemen - 3-Way Tie (For Last)
Minutemen
3-Way Tie (For Last)
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(7)
1985
Pantera - I Am the Night
Pantera
I Am the Night
50
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(6)
Jan 1
My Bloody Valentine - This Is Your Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine
This Is Your Bloody Valentine
40
critic score
(1)
52
user score
(6)
Mar 26
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Southern Accents
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents
70
critic score
(2)
63
user score
(6)
May 1
Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(6)
Jun 17
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Marillion
Misplaced Childhood
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(6)
Jun 18
Weird Al Yankovic - Dare To Be Stupid
Weird Al Yankovic
Dare To Be Stupid
68
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(6)
Aug 12
David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Street
David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Dancing in the Street
30
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(6)
Sep 20
Felt - Ignite the Seven Cannons
Felt
Ignite the Seven Cannons
70
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(6)
Nov 18
LL Cool J - Radio
LL Cool J
Radio
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(6)
Dec
My Bloody Valentine - Geek!
My Bloody Valentine
Geek!
56
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Death In June - Nada!
Death In June
Nada!
75
user score
(5)
May 1
Dead Or Alive - Youthquake
Dead Or Alive
Youthquake
60
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(5)
Jun 1
Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
Sam Cooke
Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
100
critic score
(1)
93
user score
(5)
Sep 1
Dexys - Don't Stand Me Down
Dexys
Don't Stand Me Down
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(5)
Oct 1
Simply Red - Picture Book
Simply Red
Picture Book
90
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(5)
Oct 14
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Iron Maiden
Live After Death
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(5)
Oct 28
ZZ Top - Afterburner
ZZ Top
Afterburner
60
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(5)
1985
Robert Wyatt - Old Rottenhat
Robert Wyatt
Old Rottenhat
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(4)
1985
Rita Lee - Rita e Roberto
Rita Lee
Rita e Roberto
84
user score
(4)
Jan 1
'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
'Til Tuesday
Voices Carry
60
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Minutemen - Project: Mersh
Minutemen
Project: Mersh
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(4)
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