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Best Albums of 1986

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1986 year summaryThe best artists of 1986 were The Smiths, Metallica, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Beastie Boys, R.E.M., Slayer, XTC, Talk Talk and Sonic Youth.
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1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,033 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:44,968
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,081 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:503 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:17,194
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:84
Average Rating: 81/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:13,068
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:117
Average Rating: 80/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:6,282
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:256
Average Rating: 79/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:4,603
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:333
Average Rating: 76/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:4,249
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:365
Average Rating: 80/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:3,996
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:391
Average Rating: 77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:3,908
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:398
Average Rating: 80/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:2,406
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:618
Average Rating: 79/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:2,225
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:664
Average Rating: 79/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Tuxedomoon 2 0%
Magnum 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 247 40%
United Kingdom 188 30%
Germany 33 5%
Australia 31 5%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Canada 15 2%
France 9 1%
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