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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 18,000 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.

5150United States Van Halen
Year of Release:1986Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:348
Rank in 1980s549Overall Rank:3,383
Average Rating:  74/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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52.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:341
Rank in 1980s556Overall Rank:3,439
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:337
Rank in 1980s561Overall Rank:3,464
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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54.

They Might Be GiantsUnited States They Might Be Giants
Year of Release:1986Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:333
Rank in 1980s566Overall Rank:3,500
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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55.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:314
Rank in 1980s578Overall Rank:3,663
Average Rating:  72/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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56.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:312
Rank in 1980s584Overall Rank:3,677
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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57.

The Last Of The True BelieversUnited States Nanci Griffith
Year of Release:1986Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:288
Rank in 1980s613Overall Rank:3,914
Average Rating:  68/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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58.

To Hell With The DevilUnited States Stryper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:287
Rank in 1980s615Overall Rank:3,927
Average Rating:  69/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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59.

AlbumUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:278
Rank in 1980s634Overall Rank:4,033
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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60.

Strong PersuaderUnited States Robert Cray
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:276
Rank in 1980s636Overall Rank:4,059
Average Rating:  71/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
R. Stevie Moore 6 1%
Swans 3 0%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Modern Talking 2 0%
Gone 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 297 42%
United Kingdom 197 28%
Germany 33 5%
Australia 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
Canada 18 3%
Italy 13 2%
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