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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 17,000 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.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:338
Rank in 1980s548Overall Rank:3,377
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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52.

The Final CountdownSweden Europe
Year of Release:1986Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:333
Rank in 1980s554Overall Rank:3,424
Average Rating:  63/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:313
Rank in 1980s573Overall Rank:3,589
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:312
Rank in 1980s576Overall Rank:3,597
Average Rating:  72/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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55.

Electric CaféGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:298
Rank in 1980s597Overall Rank:3,720
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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56.

To Hell With The DevilUnited States Stryper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:288
Rank in 1980s608Overall Rank:3,814
Average Rating:  69/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 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 1980s609Overall Rank:3,816
Average Rating:  68/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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58.

Strong PersuaderUnited States Robert Cray
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:284
Rank in 1980s611Overall Rank:3,857
Average Rating:  71/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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59.

The Good EarthUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1986Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:279
Rank in 1980s625Overall Rank:3,922
Average Rating:  72/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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60.

The Way It IsUnited States Bruce Hornsby And The Range
Year of Release:1986Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:273
Rank in 1980s631Overall Rank:3,986
Average Rating:  68/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Severed Heads 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Petra 2 0%
Das Damen 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 285 41%
United Kingdom 196 28%
Germany 34 5%
Australia 32 5%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 17 2%
Italy 13 2%
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