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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 15,000 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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51.

Horse RotorvatorUnited Kingdom Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:290
Rank in 1980s571Overall Rank:3,601
Average Rating: 76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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52.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:290
Rank in 1980s572Overall Rank:3,602
Average Rating: 69/100 (19 votes)
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53.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:278
Rank in 1980s586Overall Rank:3,709
Average Rating: 72/100 (34 votes)
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54.

The Way It IsUnited States Bruce Hornsby And The Range
Year of Release:1986Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:274
Rank in 1980s589Overall Rank:3,738
Average Rating: 68/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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55.

To Hell With The DevilUnited States Stryper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:270
Rank in 1980s601Overall Rank:3,788
Average Rating: 69/100 (26 votes)
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56.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:263
Rank in 1980s613Overall Rank:3,872
Average Rating: 76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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57.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:259
Rank in 1980s620Overall Rank:3,922
Average Rating: 75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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58.

Bouncing Off The SatellitesUnited States The B-52's
Year of Release:1986Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:252
Rank in 1980s631Overall Rank:4,024
Average Rating: 71/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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59.

17 REItaly Litfiba
Year of Release:1986Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:250
Rank in 1980s638Overall Rank:4,053
Average Rating: 71/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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60.

DoisBrazil Legião Urbana
Year of Release:1986Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:248
Rank in 1980s642Overall Rank:4,072
Average Rating: 78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
The Triffids 2 0%
Magnum 2 0%
Albert Collins 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 241 40%
United Kingdom 184 30%
Australia 30 5%
Germany 29 5%
Canada 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Italy 10 2%
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