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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 25,000 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., XTC, Slayer, Talk Talk and Sonic Youth.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

The Final CountdownSweden Europe
Year of Release:1986Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:481
Rank in 1980s511Overall Rank:3,109
Average Rating:  65/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:479
Rank in 1980s513Overall Rank:3,125
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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53.

They Might Be GiantsUnited States They Might Be Giants
Year of Release:1986Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:471
Rank in 1980s520Overall Rank:3,170
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

Throwing Muses (1986)United States Throwing Muses
Year of Release:1986Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:464
Rank in 1980s523Overall Rank:3,203
Average Rating:  77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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55.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:450
Rank in 1980s535Overall Rank:3,281
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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56.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:442
Rank in 1980s541Overall Rank:3,323
Average Rating:  73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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57.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:438
Rank in 1980s548Overall Rank:3,354
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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58.

Forever Breathes The Lonely WordUnited Kingdom Felt
Year of Release:1986Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:430
Rank in 1980s554Overall Rank:3,399
Average Rating:  78/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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59.

HeydayAustralia The Church
Year of Release:1986Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:373
Rank in 1980s608Overall Rank:3,797
Average Rating:  78/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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60.

Gone To EarthUnited Kingdom David Sylvian
Year of Release:1986Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:360
Rank in 1980s625Overall Rank:3,898
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Sam Rivers 2 0%
Wham! 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 383 42%
United Kingdom 245 27%
Germany 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 34 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 17 2%
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