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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:1,947 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,383
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,216 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:918 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:26,568
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:90
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,328 votes)
Comments: 83 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:906
Rank in 1980s360Overall Rank:2,264
Average Rating:  82/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:828 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:20,153
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:126
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,009 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

Every Breath You Take: The Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1986Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1986:147Rank Score:151
Rank in 1980s1,379Overall Rank:9,105
Average Rating:  81/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:7,150
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  81/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Live/1975-85
Compilation
United States Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Year of Release:1986Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1986:34Rank Score:930
Rank in 1980s354Overall Rank:2,222
Average Rating:  81/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

Apostrophe ' / Overnite Sensation
Compilation
United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1986Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1986:64Rank Score:429
Rank in 1980s640Overall Rank:4,040
Average Rating:  80/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:4,381
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:576
Average Rating:  80/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:6,204
Rank in 1980s59Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  80/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 39 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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