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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,232 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:52,086
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,352 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:18,963
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  82/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:14,359
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  81/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:7,029
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  79/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:5,232
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  77/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:5,091
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  80/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:4,676
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:4,418
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  77/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:2,956
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:591
Average Rating:  80/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:2,434
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  80/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 6 1%
Swans 3 0%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Icehouse 2 0%
Diamanda Galás 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 318 42%
United Kingdom 205 27%
Germany 37 5%
Australia 35 5%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 19 3%
France 16 2%
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