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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 19,000 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 Depeche Mode.
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51.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:397
Rank in 1980s526Overall Rank:3,161
Average Rating:  72/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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52.

The Final CountdownSweden Europe
Year of Release:1986Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:382
Rank in 1980s541Overall Rank:3,255
Average Rating:  64/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:381
Rank in 1980s542Overall Rank:3,261
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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54.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:377
Rank in 1980s544Overall Rank:3,282
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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55.

OktubreArgentina Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota
Year of Release:1986Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:371
Rank in 1980s551Overall Rank:3,316
Average Rating:  74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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56.

Night SongsUnited States Cinderella
Year of Release:1986Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:326
Rank in 1980s610Overall Rank:3,684
Average Rating:  69/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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57.

Bend SinisterUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1986Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:322
Rank in 1980s618Overall Rank:3,717
Average Rating:  74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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58.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:318
Rank in 1980s620Overall Rank:3,749
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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59.

London 0 Hull 4United Kingdom The Housemartins
Year of Release:1986Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:315
Rank in 1980s623Overall Rank:3,774
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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60.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:313
Rank in 1980s628Overall Rank:3,789
Average Rating:  69/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 6 1%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Big City Orchestra 2 0%
Wham! 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 316 42%
United Kingdom 208 28%
Australia 35 5%
Germany 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 19 3%
France 16 2%
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