1985 Rock Album Releases

1985
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Type

EP

(14)

LP

(107)

Single

(23)
Genre

AOR

(16)

Art Pop

(20)

Country

(13)

Folk

(19)

Jazz

(18)

Metal

(67)

Pop

(134)

Punk

(30)

R&B

(21)

Rock

(160)

Soul

(16)
Sep 30
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
100
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(730)
Aug 26
The Cure - The Head on the Door
The Cure
The Head on the Door
75
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(586)
Feb 25
Tears For Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
Tears For Fears
Songs from the Big Chair
86
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(560)
Jun 10
Talking Heads - Little Creatures
Talking Heads
Little Creatures
80
critic score
(4)
73
user score
(349)
May 13
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms
85
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(303)
Mar 1
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising
70
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(258)
Oct 1
The Replacements - Tim
The Replacements
Tim
95
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(240)
Apr 22
Prince & The Revolution - Around the World in a Day
Prince & The Revolution
Around the World in a Day
72
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(220)
Aug 16
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Freaky Styley
80
critic score
(1)
58
user score
(178)
Jan 1
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
Hüsker Dü
New Day Rising
100
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(166)
Jun 10
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
Fables of the Reconstruction
81
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(161)
Jun 1
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen
97
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(160)
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
(80)
Oct 29
Rush - Power Windows
Rush
Power Windows
55
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(78)
Jan 1
Dinosaur Jr. - Dinosaur
Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur
61
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(77)
Feb 5
The Velvet Underground - VU
The Velvet Underground
VU
100
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(74)
Jan 25
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
No Jacket Required
70
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(73)
Sep 1
Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
Hüsker Dü
Flip Your Wig
95
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(73)
Oct 1
Foetus - Nail
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
Nail
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(70)
Jun 28
AC/DC - Fly on the Wall
AC/DC
Fly on the Wall
45
critic score
(2)
51
user score
(69)
1985
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule the World
Tears For Fears
Everybody Wants To Rule the World
91
critic score
(1)
95
user score
(67)
Mar 1
Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(63)
Nov 21
Soda Stereo - Nada Personal
Soda Stereo
Nada Personal
50
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(58)
Jun 17
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Marillion
Misplaced Childhood
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(56)
Sep 16
The Waterboys - This Is the Sea
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea
85
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(54)
May 1
Faith No More - We Care a Lot
Faith No More
We Care a Lot
60
critic score
(1)
60
user score
(49)
Oct 1
Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog
Joni Mitchell
Dog Eat Dog
40
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(49)
Mar 27
Bon Jovi - 7800° Fahrenheit
Bon Jovi
7800° Fahrenheit
45
critic score
(2)
46
user score
(47)
Jun 21
Mötley Crüe - Theatre of Pain
Mötley Crüe
Theatre of Pain
50
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(46)
Jun 1
Sting - The Dream of the Blue Turtles
Sting
The Dream of the Blue Turtles
80
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(44)
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Jan 1
Various Artists - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
Various Artists
The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
100
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(42)
Jun 3
Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls
Bryan Ferry
Boys and Girls
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(42)
1985
Nico + The Faction - Camera Obscura
Nico + The Faction
Camera Obscura
50
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(40)
Oct 14
INXS - Listen Like Thieves
INXS
Listen Like Thieves
77
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(38)
Oct 21
Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time
Simple Minds
Once Upon a Time
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(38)
Nov 9
Aerosmith - Done with Mirrors
Aerosmith
Done with Mirrors
60
critic score
(2)
56
user score
(36)
Dec
my bloody valentine - Geek!
my bloody valentine
Geek!
47
user score
(36)
Jan 1
my bloody valentine - This Is Your Bloody Valentine
my bloody valentine
This Is Your Bloody Valentine
40
critic score
(1)
49
user score
(34)
Apr 29
Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy
Freddie Mercury
Mr. Bad Guy
90
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(31)
Sep 16
KISS - Asylum
KISS
Asylum
35
critic score
(2)
41
user score
(28)
Nov 1
Camper Van Beethoven - Telephone Free Landslide Victory
Camper Van Beethoven
Telephone Free Landslide Victory
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(28)
Nov 18
Stevie Nicks - Rock A Little
Stevie Nicks
Rock A Little
70
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(27)
Mar 26
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Southern Accents
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents
73
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(26)
Aug 12
Neil Young - Old Ways
Neil Young
Old Ways
60
critic score
(1)
57
user score
(26)
Jan 29
Yello - Stella
Yello
Stella
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(22)
May 14
Supertramp - Brother Where You Bound
Supertramp
Brother Where You Bound
40
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(22)
Aug 1
Starship - We Built This City
Starship
We Built This City
40
user score
(22)
Aug 12
David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Street
David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Dancing in the Street
30
critic score
(1)
49
user score
(22)
Sep 17
The Cure - Close to Me
The Cure
Close to Me
80
critic score
(1)
92
user score
(22)
Nov 4
Elton John - Ice on Fire
Elton John
Ice on Fire
45
critic score
(2)
50
user score
(22)
Dec 1
Minutemen - 3-Way Tie (For Last)
Minutemen
3-Way Tie (For Last)
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(22)
Jun 14
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
Tears For Fears
Head Over Heels
93
user score
(21)
Jul 15
The Cure - In Between Days
The Cure
In Between Days
60
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(21)
Sep 10
Starship - Knee Deep in the Hoopla
Starship
Knee Deep in the Hoopla
40
critic score
(2)
36
user score
(21)
Nov 21
Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention
65
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(21)
Nov 12
The Outfield - Play Deep
The Outfield
Play Deep
80
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(18)
Jun 3
Men At Work - Two Hearts
Men At Work
Two Hearts
40
critic score
(1)
53
user score
(16)
Aug 19
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
John Cougar Mellencamp
Scarecrow
85
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(16)
Sep
Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere
Talking Heads
Road to Nowhere
84
user score
(16)
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