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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 26,000 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.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:479
Rank in 1980s523Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:472
Rank in 1980s525Overall Rank:3,236
Average Rating:  76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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53.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:464
Rank in 1980s528Overall Rank:3,274
Average Rating:  75/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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54.

Throwing Muses (1986)United States Throwing Muses
Year of Release:1986Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:463
Rank in 1980s531Overall Rank:3,278
Average Rating:  77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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55.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:458
Rank in 1980s539Overall Rank:3,312
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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56.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:450
Rank in 1980s547Overall Rank:3,354
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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57.

Gone To EarthUnited Kingdom David Sylvian
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:437
Rank in 1980s556Overall Rank:3,434
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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58.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:435
Rank in 1980s558Overall Rank:3,451
Average Rating:  73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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59.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:432
Rank in 1980s563Overall Rank:3,465
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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60.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:421
Rank in 1980s575Overall Rank:3,537
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
The Triffids 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Reba McEntire 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 395 42%
United Kingdom 251 27%
Germany 43 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 37 4%
Canada 25 3%
France 19 2%
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