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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 26,000 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
1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,579 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:63,922
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,765 votes)
Comments: 177 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:741 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:22,740
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,056 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:17,285
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  81/100 (828 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:8,551
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  79/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:5,799
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  77/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:5,539
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  80/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:5,526
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  80/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:4,883
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  77/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:3,616
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:587
Average Rating:  80/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:3,002
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:688
Average Rating:  79/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
Swans 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
John Lennon 2 0%
Albert Collins 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 42%
United Kingdom 249 27%
Germany 43 5%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 37 4%
Canada 25 3%
France 18 2%
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