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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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51.

The Final CountdownSweden Europe
Year of Release:1986Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:429
Rank in 1980s520Overall Rank:3,162
Average Rating:  65/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:423
Rank in 1980s524Overall Rank:3,196
Average Rating:  78/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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53.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:421
Rank in 1980s527Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:401
Rank in 1980s540Overall Rank:3,319
Average Rating:  75/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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55.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:398
Rank in 1980s546Overall Rank:3,339
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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56.

Liberty Belle & the Black Diamond ExpressAustralia The Go-Betweens
Year of Release:1986Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:382
Rank in 1980s565Overall Rank:3,444
Average Rating:  76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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57.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:375
Rank in 1980s575Overall Rank:3,491
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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58.

They Might Be GiantsUnited States They Might Be Giants
Year of Release:1986Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:372
Rank in 1980s579Overall Rank:3,519
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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59.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:363
Rank in 1980s594Overall Rank:3,588
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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60.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:324
Rank in 1980s645Overall Rank:3,921
Average Rating:  70/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Severed Heads 2 0%
Camper Van Beethoven 2 0%
Gone 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 341 42%
United Kingdom 221 27%
Germany 39 5%
Australia 34 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Canada 19 2%
France 16 2%
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