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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 24,000 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:1,450 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:60,156
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,627 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:686 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:21,723
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  82/100 (972 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:613 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:16,456
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  81/100 (758 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:8,147
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  79/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:5,524
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  76/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:5,370
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  80/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:5,169
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  80/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:4,633
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  77/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:3,213
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:612
Average Rating:  80/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:2,898
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:664
Average Rating:  80/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Queen 2 0%
Loudness 2 0%
Roky Erickson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 362 41%
United Kingdom 243 28%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 4%
Australia 33 4%
Canada 23 3%
France 17 2%
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