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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:1,029 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:44,774
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,082 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:502 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:17,188
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:438 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:13,062
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:6,284
Rank in 1980s34Overall 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:216 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:4,610
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:331
Average Rating: 76/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:4,193
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:370
Average Rating: 80/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:3,992
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:390
Average Rating: 77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:3,907
Rank in 1980s57Overall 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:135 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:2,393
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:619
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:2,214
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:667
Average Rating: 79/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Swans 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Magnum 2 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 248 40%
United Kingdom 188 30%
Germany 32 5%
Australia 31 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
Canada 15 2%
France 9 1%
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