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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 23,000 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
51.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:443
Rank in 1980s523Overall Rank:3,149
Average Rating:  78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:420
Rank in 1980s537Overall Rank:3,305
Average Rating:  75/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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53.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:409
Rank in 1980s548Overall Rank:3,368
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:400
Rank in 1980s562Overall Rank:3,432
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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55.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:399
Rank in 1980s564Overall Rank:3,443
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:50 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:398
Rank in 1980s565Overall Rank:3,446
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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57.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:389
Rank in 1980s576Overall Rank:3,516
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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58.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:371
Rank in 1980s597Overall Rank:3,657
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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59.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:366
Rank in 1980s605Overall Rank:3,691
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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60.

Gone To EarthUnited Kingdom David Sylvian
Year of Release:1986Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:360
Rank in 1980s611Overall Rank:3,728
Average Rating:  73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Swans 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Severed Heads 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 354 41%
United Kingdom 238 28%
Germany 41 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 4%
Australia 32 4%
Canada 22 3%
France 19 2%
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