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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 19,000 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.

The Final CountdownSweden Europe
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:383
Rank in 1980s528Overall Rank:3,173
Average Rating:  64/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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52.

They Might Be GiantsUnited States They Might Be Giants
Year of Release:1986Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:382
Rank in 1980s530Overall Rank:3,179
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:371
Rank in 1980s540Overall Rank:3,247
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

OktubreArgentina Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota
Year of Release:1986Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:371
Rank in 1980s542Overall Rank:3,252
Average Rating:  74/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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55.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:344
Rank in 1980s572Overall Rank:3,438
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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56.

God's Own MedicineUnited Kingdom The Mission
Year of Release:1986Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:328
Rank in 1980s591Overall Rank:3,584
Average Rating:  70/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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57.

Night SongsUnited States Cinderella
Year of Release:1986Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:326
Rank in 1980s593Overall Rank:3,603
Average Rating:  70/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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58.

London 0 Hull 4United Kingdom The Housemartins
Year of Release:1986Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:317
Rank in 1980s609Overall Rank:3,684
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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59.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:313
Rank in 1980s615Overall Rank:3,712
Average Rating:  69/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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60.

Kicking Against The PricksAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1986Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:307
Rank in 1980s623Overall Rank:3,764
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 6 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Wham! 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 302 41%
United Kingdom 206 28%
Australia 34 5%
Germany 33 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 19 3%
France 14 2%
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