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
(431)
Feb 11
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
The Smiths
Meat Is Murder
74
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(255)
Sep 30
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
100
critic score
(2)
90
user score
(217)
Nov 1
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Psychocandy
98
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(193)
Aug 26
The Cure - The Head on the Door
The Cure
The Head on the Door
79
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(131)
May 13
New Order - Low-Life
New Order
Low-Life
90
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(123)
Oct 1
The Replacements - Tim
The Replacements
Tim
92
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(87)
Jun 10
Talking Heads - Little Creatures
Talking Heads
Little Creatures
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(82)
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
(79)
Mar 1
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising
70
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(70)
May 13
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(69)
Jan 1
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
Hüsker Dü
New Day Rising
100
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(58)
Jun 10
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
Fables of the Reconstruction
81
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(53)
Aug 16
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Freaky Styley
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Freaky Styley
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(53)
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
(51)
Sep 23
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace
95
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(45)
Jun 3
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Firstborn Is Dead
77
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(44)
Jun 1
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen
95
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(43)
Aug 5
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
97
user score
(41)
Feb 14
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(36)
Mar 1
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer
Hell Awaits
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(36)
Jun 1
Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(36)
Sep 1
Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
Hüsker Dü
Flip Your Wig
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(29)
Nov 4
Sade - Promise
Sade
Promise
75
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(29)
Jun 1
a-ha - Hunting High and Low
a-ha
Hunting High and Low
68
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(28)
Jun 12
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth
Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
73
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(28)
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
(25)
Aug 1
The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash
87
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(24)
Oct 28
Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
Grace Jones
Slave to the Rhythm
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(23)
Jun 10
Bob Dylan - Empire Burlesque
Bob Dylan
Empire Burlesque
74
critic score
(2)
58
user score
(22)
Sep 1
Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal
Dead Can Dance
Spleen and Ideal
90
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(22)
Feb 5
The Velvet Underground - VU
The Velvet Underground
VU
100
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(21)
Jan 1
Dinosaur Jr. - Dinosaur
Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur
61
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(20)
Jan 1
Beat Happening - Beat Happening
Beat Happening
Beat Happening
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(20)
Jul 23
Madonna - Into the Groove
Madonna
Into the Groove
50
critic score
(1)
94
user score
(20)
Mar 1
Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(19)
Nov 4
The Clash - Cut the Crap
The Clash
Cut the Crap
40
critic score
(2)
33
user score
(18)
1985
Nico + The Faction - Camera Obscura
Nico + The Faction
Camera Obscura
50
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(17)
Jun 28
AC/DC - Fly on the Wall
AC/DC
Fly on the Wall
45
critic score
(2)
57
user score
(17)
Oct 30
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
Anthrax
Spreading the Disease
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(17)
Oct
Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
Dead Kennedys
Frankenchrist
70
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(16)
Oct 1
The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically
The Chameleons
What Does Anything Mean? Basically
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(16)
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
(15)
Oct 1
Foetus - Nail
Foetus
Nail
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(15)
Oct 14
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
Kate Bush
Cloudbusting
40
critic score
(1)
99
user score
(15)
Oct 29
Rush - Power Windows
Rush
Power Windows
60
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(14)
Mar 27
Bon Jovi - 7800° Fahrenheit
Bon Jovi
7800° Fahrenheit
45
critic score
(2)
53
user score
(13)
Sep 16
The Waterboys - This Is the Sea
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(13)
Jan 1
Legião Urbana - Legião Urbana
Legião Urbana
Legião Urbana
50
critic score
(1)
89
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
(12)
Jun 10
Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85
Scritti Politti
Cupid & Psyche 85
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(12)
Sep 2
Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
Einstürzende Neubauten
Halber Mensch
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(12)
Oct 21
Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time
Simple Minds
Once Upon a Time
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(12)
1985
Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon
Brian Eno
Thursday Afternoon
81
user score
(11)
Aug 1
Killing Joke - Night Time
Killing Joke
Night Time
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(11)
Nov 18
LL Cool J - Radio
LL Cool J
Radio
100
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(11)
Jan 21
Run-D.M.C. - King of Rock
Run-D.M.C.
King of Rock
79
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(10)
Apr 25
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Exodus
Bonded by Blood
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(10)
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 27
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Celtic Frost
To Mega Therion
100
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(10)
Nov 9
Aerosmith - Done with Mirrors
Aerosmith
Done with Mirrors
60
critic score
(2)
60
user score
(10)
Jan 25
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
No Jacket Required
100
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(9)
Jun 1
Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
Mekons
Fear and Whiskey
94
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(9)
Jun 3
Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls
Bryan Ferry
Boys and Girls
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(9)
Jun 10
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
28
critic score
(3)
39
user score
(9)
Apr 29
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Eurythmics
Be Yourself Tonight
80
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(8)
May 1
Black Flag - Loose Nut
Black Flag
Loose Nut
60
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(8)
Jun 1
Sting - The Dream of the Blue Turtles
Sting
The Dream of the Blue Turtles
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(8)
Jun 1
Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
Sam Cooke
Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
100
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(8)
Jun 17
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Marillion
Misplaced Childhood
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(8)
Oct 1
Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog
Joni Mitchell
Dog Eat Dog
40
critic score
(1)
53
user score
(8)
Oct 1
Black Flag - In My Head
Black Flag
In My Head
75
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(8)
Nov 4
Elton John - Ice on Fire
Elton John
Ice on Fire
45
critic score
(2)
49
user score
(8)
Jan 1
My Bloody Valentine - This Is Your Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine
This Is Your Bloody Valentine
40
critic score
(1)
51
user score
(7)
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)
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)
72
user score
(7)
Sep 20
Felt - Ignite the Seven Cannons
Felt
Ignite the Seven Cannons
70
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(7)
Oct 16
Possessed - Seven Churches
Possessed
Seven Churches
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(7)
Dec
My Bloody Valentine - Geek!
My Bloody Valentine
Geek!
54
user score
(7)
Dec 1
Grace Jones - Island Life
Grace Jones
Island Life
80
critic score
(1)
83
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
Robert Wyatt - Old Rottenhat
Robert Wyatt
Old Rottenhat
60
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(6)
1985
Pantera - I Am the Night
Pantera
I Am the Night
50
critic score
(1)
56
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)
70
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)
Jun 21
Mötley Crüe - Theatre of Pain
Mötley Crüe
Theatre of Pain
50
critic score
(2)
65
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 1
Dexys - Don't Stand Me Down
Dexys
Don't Stand Me Down
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(6)
Oct 11
Love And Rockets - Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
Love And Rockets
Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
70
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(6)
Oct 14
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Iron Maiden
Live After Death
95
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(6)
Oct 28
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man´s Party
Oingo Boingo
Dead Man´s Party
60
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(6)
Nov 21
Soda Stereo - Nada personal
Soda Stereo
Nada personal
50
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Death In June - Nada!
Death In June
Nada!
75
user score
(5)
Mar 6
Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
Ruth
Polaroïd/Roman/Photo
75
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(5)
May 1
Dead Or Alive - Youthquake
Dead Or Alive
Youthquake
60
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(5)
May 27
Bathory - The Return of the Darkness and Evil
Bathory
The Return of the Darkness and Evil
70
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(5)
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