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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 23,000 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.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:444
Rank in 1980s521Overall Rank:3,128
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:441
Rank in 1980s525Overall Rank:3,144
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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53.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:416
Rank in 1980s538Overall Rank:3,300
Average Rating:  75/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:400
Rank in 1980s559Overall Rank:3,398
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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55.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:399
Rank in 1980s561Overall Rank:3,405
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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56.

Liberty Belle & the Black Diamond ExpressAustralia The Go-Betweens
Year of Release:1986Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:399
Rank in 1980s563Overall Rank:3,411
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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57.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:378
Rank in 1980s583Overall Rank:3,556
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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58.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:366
Rank in 1980s600Overall Rank:3,648
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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59.

Gone To EarthUnited Kingdom David Sylvian
Year of Release:1986Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:347
Rank in 1980s627Overall Rank:3,808
Average Rating:  73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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60.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:329
Rank in 1980s657Overall Rank:3,967
Average Rating:  70/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Gone 2 0%
Tuxedomoon 2 0%
Status Quo 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 348 41%
United Kingdom 237 28%
Germany 40 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 4%
Australia 32 4%
Canada 21 2%
France 19 2%
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