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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:1,976 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,968
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,260 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:935 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:26,858
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:91
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,362 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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3.

Standing On A Beach - The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1986Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1986:36Rank Score:905
Rank in 1980s363Overall Rank:2,317
Average Rating:  82/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:839 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:20,364
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:126
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,035 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:7,242
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Live/1975-85
Compilation
United States Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Year of Release:1986Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1986:34Rank Score:968
Rank in 1980s349Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating:  81/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

Apostrophe ' / Overnite Sensation
Compilation
United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1986Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1986:64Rank Score:429
Rank in 1980s650Overall Rank:4,123
Average Rating:  81/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Every Breath You Take: The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1986Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1986:132Rank Score:171
Rank in 1980s1,275Overall Rank:8,460
Average Rating:  80/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:4,546
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  80/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

DoisBrazil Legião Urbana
Year of Release:1986Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1986:70Rank Score:375
Rank in 1980s721Overall Rank:4,584
Average Rating:  80/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 6 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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