Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1986 year summaryThe best artists of 1986 were The Smiths, Metallica, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, XTC, Talk Talk, Slayer, R.E.M., Beastie Boys and Depeche Mode.
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Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
38,288
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Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
13,093
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Year of Release:
1986
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11,591
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Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
7,388
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1986
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4,928
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Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
4,238
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Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
3,772
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Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
3,554
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1986
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Rank Score:
3,495
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Year of Release:
1986
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2,589
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 378 38%
United Kingdom 268 27%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 45 5%
Japan 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 912 91%
Yes 88 9%
Live? Albums %
No 966 97%
Yes 34 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
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