Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Beastie Boys, R.E.M. and Sonic Youth.
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1986
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44,468
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1986
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14,468
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1986
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13,261
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1986
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7,206
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1986
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5,182
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1986
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4,229
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1986
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3,885
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1986
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3,695
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1986
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3,603
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1986
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2,574
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 396 40%
United Kingdom 250 25%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Germany 47 5%
Australia 32 3%
Japan 28 3%
Canada 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 922 92%
Yes 78 8%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Bob Dylan
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Yes
15. Joni Mitchell
16. Paul McCartney
17. Nick Drake
18. Joy Division
19. Bob Marley
20. Queen
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