Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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 Sonic Youth.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
49,453
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
15,693
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
13,356
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
7,249
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
5,084
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
3,815
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
3,807
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
3,732
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
3,727
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,685
Rank in 1986:
Rank in 1980s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 394 39%
United Kingdom 250 25%
Germany 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Australia 33 3%
Japan 28 3%
France 21 2%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 934 93%
Yes 66 7%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Popular  Charts
1. Top 500 Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2012)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
8. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
9. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
13. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
14. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
15. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
16. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
17. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
18. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
19. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
20. 100 Best Albums of the 2000s by Rolling Stone (2011)
Back to Top