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, Beastie Boys, Slayer, R.E.M. and Sonic Youth.
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1986
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47,826
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1986
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15,603
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1986
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13,560
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1986
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7,288
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1986
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5,086
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1986
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4,287
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1986
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3,805
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1986
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3,763
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1986
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3,757
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1986
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2,770
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 386 39%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Germany 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Australia 31 3%
Japan 30 3%
Brazil 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 929 93%
Yes 71 7%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
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