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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 22,000 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:1,320 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:55,531
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,460 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:19,809
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:89
Average Rating:  82/100 (886 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:15,138
Rank in 1980s16Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  81/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:7,276
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:5,277
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  77/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:5,118
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  80/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:4,776
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  80/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:4,268
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  77/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:3,055
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  79/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:2,509
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:710
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Swans 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Linda Ronstadt 2 0%
Gone 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 341 42%
United Kingdom 220 27%
Germany 39 5%
Australia 34 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Canada 19 2%
France 16 2%
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