The Highest Rated Albums of 1985

2. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
September 30, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

3. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

5. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace

The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
September 23, 1985
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

6. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
September 16, 1985
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

7. Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig

Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
September 1, 1985
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

8. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
June 1, 1985
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

9. Mekons - Fear and Whiskey

Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
June 1, 1985
Critic Score
94
2 reviews

10. The Replacements - Tim

The Replacements - Tim
October 1, 1985
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

11. New Order - Low-Life

New Order - Low-Life
May 13, 1985
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

12. Half Man Half Biscuit - Back In The D.H.S.S

Half Man Half Biscuit - Back In The D.H.S.S
October 3, 1985
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

13. The Waterboys - This Is the Sea

The Waterboys - This Is the Sea
September 16, 1985
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

15. Philip Glass - Satyagraha

Philip Glass - Satyagraha
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

16. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
August 1, 1985
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

17. Mantronix - Mantronix: The Album

Mantronix - Mantronix: The Album
May 4, 1985
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

18. The Wake - Here Comes Everybody

The Wake - Here Comes Everybody
November 1, 1985
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

19. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow

John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
August 19, 1985
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

20. The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop

The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop
May 9, 1985
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

21. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
February 14, 1985
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

22. John Fogerty - Centerfield

John Fogerty - Centerfield
January 15, 1985
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

24. Anthrax - Spreading the Disease

Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
October 30, 1985
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
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