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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 24,000 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.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:453
Rank in 1980s520Overall Rank:3,155
Average Rating:  76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

The Final CountdownSweden Europe
Year of Release:1986Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:452
Rank in 1980s523Overall Rank:3,163
Average Rating:  65/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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53.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:428
Rank in 1980s543Overall Rank:3,316
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:421
Rank in 1980s548Overall Rank:3,357
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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55.

No Guru, No Method, No TeacherUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1986Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:421
Rank in 1980s549Overall Rank:3,361
Average Rating:  73/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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56.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:415
Rank in 1980s558Overall Rank:3,396
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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57.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:412
Rank in 1980s562Overall Rank:3,419
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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58.

Liberty Belle & the Black Diamond ExpressAustralia The Go-Betweens
Year of Release:1986Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:400
Rank in 1980s572Overall Rank:3,488
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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59.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:399
Rank in 1980s575Overall Rank:3,496
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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60.

Night SongsUnited States Cinderella
Year of Release:1986Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:390
Rank in 1980s591Overall Rank:3,581
Average Rating:  72/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Big Black 2 0%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 2 0%
Soul Asylum 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 362 41%
United Kingdom 243 28%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 4%
Australia 33 4%
Canada 23 3%
France 17 2%
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