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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 14,000 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:969 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:42,639
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: 86/100 (985 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:15,851
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:84
Average Rating: 81/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:12,239
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:117
Average Rating: 80/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:5,701
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:263
Average Rating: 79/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:4,458
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:323
Average Rating: 75/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:3,975
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:358
Average Rating: 80/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:3,932
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:363
Average Rating: 77/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:3,614
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:398
Average Rating: 80/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:2,174
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:632
Average Rating: 79/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:1,908
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:707
Average Rating: 80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 1%
Camper Van Beethoven 2 0%
Das Damen 2 0%
Queen 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 230 41%
United Kingdom 163 29%
Australia 28 5%
Germany 26 5%
Canada 15 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Italy 10 2%
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