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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 35,000 greatest album charts.

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1986 year summaryThe best artists of 1986 were The Smiths, Metallica, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, XTC, Beastie Boys, R.E.M., Slayer, Talk Talk and Depeche Mode.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,937 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,106
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,207 votes)
Comments: 210 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:913 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:26,407
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:90
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,323 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:817 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:19,894
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,010 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:554 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:9,784
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  79/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:7,109
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  81/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:6,394
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  77/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:6,111
Rank in 1980s59Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  80/100 (527 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:5,832
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  79/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:4,391
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  80/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Black CelebrationUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1986Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:3,483
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  78/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 29 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 0%
The Residents 4 0%
B.B. King 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Tommy Keene 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 397 40%
United Kingdom 254 25%
Germany 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 4%
Australia 35 3%
Japan 23 2%
Canada 20 2%
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