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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 33,000 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 Sonic Youth.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,865 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:73,021
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,139 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:887 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:26,309
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,276 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:793 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:19,628
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  81/100 (981 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:9,604
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:7,030
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:6,353
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  77/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:5,890
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:5,677
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  78/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:4,204
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:578
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:3,550
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  79/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 28 3%
R. Stevie Moore 5 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Swans 3 0%
B.B. King 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Hajime Mizoguchi 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 401 40%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Germany 51 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 37 4%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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