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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.

Horse RotorvatorUnited Kingdom Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:291
Rank in 1980s582Overall Rank:3,668
Average Rating: 75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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52.

Strong PersuaderUnited States Robert Cray
Year of Release:1986Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:290
Rank in 1980s583Overall Rank:3,677
Average Rating: 71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:290
Rank in 1980s584Overall Rank:3,679
Average Rating: 68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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54.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:281
Rank in 1980s594Overall Rank:3,762
Average Rating: 72/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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55.

AlbumUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:277
Rank in 1980s601Overall Rank:3,810
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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56.

The Way It IsUnited States Bruce Hornsby And The Range
Year of Release:1986Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:274
Rank in 1980s607Overall Rank:3,841
Average Rating: 67/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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57.

To Hell With The DevilUnited States Stryper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:273
Rank in 1980s609Overall Rank:3,850
Average Rating: 70/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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58.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:269
Rank in 1980s618Overall Rank:3,908
Average Rating: 75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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59.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:264
Rank in 1980s632Overall Rank:3,977
Average Rating: 74/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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60.

17 REItaly Litfiba
Year of Release:1986Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:256
Rank in 1980s650Overall Rank:4,082
Average Rating: 71/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Magnum 2 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 263 41%
United Kingdom 189 29%
Germany 32 5%
Australia 31 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
Canada 15 2%
Italy 10 2%
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