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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 15,000 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:1,023 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:44,724
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,061 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:16,942
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: 81/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:12,842
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:117
Average Rating: 80/100 (527 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:6,005
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:266
Average Rating: 79/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:4,590
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:330
Average Rating: 75/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:4,237
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:360
Average Rating: 80/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:3,979
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:386
Average Rating: 77/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:3,838
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:397
Average Rating: 80/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:2,358
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:621
Average Rating: 79/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:2,184
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:664
Average Rating: 79/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
The Triffids 2 0%
Wham! 2 0%
Das Damen 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 241 40%
United Kingdom 184 30%
Australia 30 5%
Germany 29 5%
Canada 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Italy 10 2%
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