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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1986 year summaryThe best artists of 1986 were The Smiths, Metallica, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Beastie Boys, R.E.M., Slayer, XTC, Talk Talk and Sonic Youth.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:316
Rank in 1980s556Overall Rank:3,496
Average Rating: 72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:316
Rank in 1980s557Overall Rank:3,497
Average Rating: 75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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53.

Strong PersuaderUnited States Robert Cray
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:291
Rank in 1980s595Overall Rank:3,744
Average Rating: 71/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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54.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:290
Rank in 1980s597Overall Rank:3,760
Average Rating: 68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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55.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:279
Rank in 1980s616Overall Rank:3,866
Average Rating: 72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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56.

AlbumUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:277
Rank in 1980s620Overall Rank:3,893
Average Rating: 75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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57.

The Way It IsUnited States Bruce Hornsby And The Range
Year of Release:1986Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:274
Rank in 1980s622Overall Rank:3,925
Average Rating: 67/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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58.

To Hell With The DevilUnited States Stryper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:272
Rank in 1980s625Overall Rank:3,944
Average Rating: 70/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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59.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:268
Rank in 1980s630Overall Rank:3,981
Average Rating: 74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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60.

God's Own MedicineUnited Kingdom The Mission
Year of Release:1986Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:265
Rank in 1980s637Overall Rank:4,024
Average Rating: 69/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Swans 3 0%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Big Black 2 0%
Wham! 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 271 41%
United Kingdom 191 29%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 32 5%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
Canada 16 2%
Italy 12 2%
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