Best Rock Albums of 1985


01
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

4.47
1175 votes
02
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

4.45
881 votes
03
Magnum
On a Storyteller's Night

4.26
72 votes
04
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

4.24
88 votes
05
Marillion
Misplaced Childhood

4.23
299 votes
06
The Sisters of Mercy
First and Last and Always

4.21
226 votes
07
The Enid
The Spell

4.19
18 votes
08
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash

4.19
227 votes
09
The Dukes Of Stratosphear
25 O'Clock

4.17
24 votes
10
The Cult
Love

4.14
346 votes
11
Christian Death
Ashes

4.13
20 votes
12
Dire Straits
Brothers in Arms

4.09
1404 votes
13
Einsturzende Neubauten
Halber Mensch

4.08
111 votes
14
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Psychocandy

4.07
750 votes
15
Anthrax
Spreading the Disease

4.07
1117 votes
16
Pentagram
Pentagram

4.06
149 votes
17
Amebix
Arise!

4.02
165 votes
18
Big Black
Racer-X

4.01
50 votes
19
Robbie Basho
Twilight Peaks

4
14 votes
20
Accept
Metal Heart

4
239 votes
21
Dokken
Under Lock and Key

4
242 votes
22
New Model Army
No Rest For The Wicked

3.99
50 votes
23
Dead Can Dance
Spleen and Ideal

3.98
182 votes
24
Gary Moore
Run for Cover

3.94
102 votes
25
Demon
British Standard Approved

3.92
24 votes
26
Jun Togawa
Suki-Suki Daisuki

3.91
16 votes
27
IQ
The Wake

3.87
39 votes
28
Camper Van Beethoven
Telephone Free Landslide Victory

3.87
30 votes
29
Robyn Hitchcock
Fegmania!

3.86
21 votes
30
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul to Soul

3.85
236 votes
31
Death in June
Nada!

3.85
63 votes
32
Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega

3.85
23 votes
33
Feedtime
Feedtime

3.85
23 votes
34
Trouble
The Skull

3.84
68 votes
35
Nico
Camera Obscura

3.81
24 votes
36
Freddie Mercury
Mr Bad Guy

3.8
46 votes
37
Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur

3.8
322 votes
38
a-ha
Hunting High and Low

3.8
124 votes
39
Simple Minds
Once Upon a Time

3.8
32 votes
40
The Hooters
Nervous Night

3.78
18 votes
41
Bathory
The Return of the Darkness and Evil

3.77
435 votes
42
Naked Raygun
Throb Throb

3.76
21 votes
43
Ratt
Invasion of Your Privacy

3.74
288 votes
44
W.A.S.P.
The Last Command

3.71
153 votes
45
Pendragon
The Jewel

3.69
16 votes
46
John Fogerty
Centerfield

3.68
28 votes
47
Stryper
Soldiers Under Command

3.68
40 votes
48
Sonic Youth
Death Valley '69

3.68
20 votes
49
Pete Townshend
White City: A Novel

3.67
15 votes
50
Grim Reaper
Fear No Evil

3.65
34 votes
51
White Zombie
Gods on Voodoo Moon

3.65
17 votes
52
Night Ranger
7 Wishes

3.64
14 votes
53
Robert Wyatt
Old Rottenhat

3.64
22 votes
54
Rush
Power Windows

3.63
2181 votes
55
Corrosion of Conformity
Animosity

3.61
83 votes
56
Butthole Surfers
Cream Corn From the Socket of Davis

3.61
28 votes
57
The Legendary Pink Dots
Asylum

3.61
14 votes
58
Weird Al Yankovic
Dare To Be Stupid

3.6
88 votes
59
John Mellencamp
Scarecrow

3.59
123 votes
60
Sonic Youth
Bad Moon Rising

3.58
433 votes
61
Phil Collins
No Jacket Required

3.56
133 votes
62
Warlock
Hellbound

3.52
21 votes
63
Whitehouse
Great White Death

3.52
52 votes
64
Slade
Rogues Gallery

3.5
36 votes
65
Heart
Heart

3.48
94 votes
66
Hanatarash
Hanatarashi

3.47
16 votes
67
U2
Wide Awake in America

3.45
61 votes
68
The Sound
Heads & Hearts

3.43
15 votes
69
Anthrax
Armed and Dangerous

3.43
111 votes
70
Saga
Behaviour

3.4
20 votes
71
ZZ Top
Afterburner

3.4
333 votes
72
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents

3.37
147 votes
73
Hawkwind
The Chronicle of the Black Sword

3.36
75 votes
74
Supertramp
Brother Where You Bound

3.33
33 votes
75
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Freaky Styley

3.31
698 votes
76
David Lee Roth
Crazy From The Heat

3.31
26 votes
77
Swans
Greed

3.29
304 votes
78
Mick Jagger
She's the Boss

3.27
13 votes
79
Kix
Midnite Dynamite

3.25
24 votes
80
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention

3.19
52 votes
81
Pat Benatar
Seven the Hard Way

3.19
13 votes
82
Tangerine Dream
Legend - OST

3.11
22 votes
83
Screaming Trees
Other Worlds

3.07
14 votes
84
Ozric Tentacles
Tantric Obstacles

3.04
36 votes



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