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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 37,000 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 Bon Jovi.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,977 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,040
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,260 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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2.

Master Of PuppetsUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1986Appears in:935 charts
Rank in 1986:2Rank Score:26,858
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:91
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,362 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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3.

GracelandUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1986Appears in:839 charts
Rank in 1986:3Rank Score:20,364
Rank in 1980s17Overall Rank:126
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,035 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

SoUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1986Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 1986:4Rank Score:9,935
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  79/100 (664 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

SkylarkingUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1986Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1986:5Rank Score:7,242
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Licensed To IllUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1986Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1986:6Rank Score:6,309
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  77/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Lifes Rich PageantUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1986Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1986:7Rank Score:6,308
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  80/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

Reign In BloodUnited States Slayer
Year of Release:1986Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1986:8Rank Score:6,103
Rank in 1980s60Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  78/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

The Colour Of SpringUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1986Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1986:9Rank Score:4,546
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  80/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Slippery When WetUnited States Bon Jovi
Year of Release:1986Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:3,566
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  67/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 29 3%
R. Stevie Moore 4 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
B.B. King 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
John Carter 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Germany 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 34 3%
Japan 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
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