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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, XTC, Beastie Boys, 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:46 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:450
Rank in 1980s518Overall Rank:3,137
Average Rating:  78/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:442
Rank in 1980s525Overall Rank:3,182
Average Rating:  75/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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53.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:414
Rank in 1980s544Overall Rank:3,356
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:409
Rank in 1980s550Overall Rank:3,387
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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55.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:403
Rank in 1980s559Overall Rank:3,430
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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56.

Liberty Belle & the Black Diamond ExpressAustralia The Go-Betweens
Year of Release:1986Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:402
Rank in 1980s562Overall Rank:3,438
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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57.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:399
Rank in 1980s566Overall Rank:3,461
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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58.

No Guru, No Method, No TeacherUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1986Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:376
Rank in 1980s590Overall Rank:3,631
Average Rating:  73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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59.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:375
Rank in 1980s593Overall Rank:3,646
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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60.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:366
Rank in 1980s605Overall Rank:3,700
Average Rating:  74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Swans 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Peter Hammill 2 0%
Felt 2 0%
Icehouse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 357 41%
United Kingdom 239 28%
Germany 40 5%
Mixed Nationality 33 4%
Australia 33 4%
Canada 22 3%
France 19 2%
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