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Back to Top Year By Year MenuBest Music Albums - Year By Year: 1985





1. Arcadia: So Red The Rose

Arcadia: So Red The Rose Revealed new sides of Duran Duran and still a great pop album today.

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2. Simple Minds: Once Upon A Time

Simple Minds: Once Upon A Time Simple Minds in a more up-tempo mood and with a focues on the more commercial side of the band. An album with a great and big sound.

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3. Dire Straits: Brothers In Arms

Dire Straits: Brothers In Arms The first album ever to be promoted mainly on Compact Disc and a genuine classic ever after.

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4. Tears For Fears: Songs From The Big Chair

Tears For Fears: Songs From The Big Chair The album that broke Tears For Fears and established them alongside bands like Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. "Shout" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" were hits.
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5. The Cure: The Head On The Door

The Cure: The Head On The Door The Cure are finding the more commercial formula and are slowly gaining a much wider audience with this album.

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6. Propaganda: A Secret Wish

Propaganda: A Secret Wish German pop with a twist. Has that certain something only German bands can blend in the music.


7. The Smiths: Meat Is Murder

The Smiths: Meat Is Murder The Smiths really on the way up, filled with attitude and statements...

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8. Mr. Mister: Welcome To The Real World

Mr. Mister: Welcome To The Real World "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie" were the two hits from an album filled with similarly well-crafted pop songs.


9. Howard Jones: Dream Into Action

Howard Jones: Dream Into Action "Things Can Only Get Better" sang HJ...I guess not since this is his best album with most of the hits he landed in the mid-80's.


10. Supertramp: Brother Where You Bound

Supertramp: Brother Where You Bound Without Roger Hodgson Supertramp returned with an album that showed that the band had kept the Supertramp sound and could still write their special songs.
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Albums that also made an impact:
Bryan Ferry: Boys And Girls
Prefab Sprout: Steve Mcqueen

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