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Top-rated albums of 1986

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1986 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,885 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:73,698
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,151 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:893 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:26,339
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,286 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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3.

Standing On A Beach - The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1986Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1986:34Rank Score:899
Rank in 1980s358Overall Rank:2,232
Average Rating:  82/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:800 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:19,575
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  81/100 (984 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:7,023
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  81/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Every Breath You Take: The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1986Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1986:148Rank Score:142
Rank in 1980s1,423Overall Rank:9,335
Average Rating:  81/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Apostrophe ' / Overnite Sensation
Compilation
United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1986Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1986:65Rank Score:415
Rank in 1980s651Overall Rank:4,082
Average Rating:  80/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Live/1975-85
Compilation
United States Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Year of Release:1986Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1986:36Rank Score:865
Rank in 1980s370Overall Rank:2,312
Average Rating:  80/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:4,294
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  80/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:5,950
Rank in 1980s59Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  80/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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