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, R.E.M., Slayer and Sonic Youth.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 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%
Best Artists of 1986
1. The Smiths
2. Metallica
3. Paul Simon
4. Peter Gabriel
5. XTC
6. Talk Talk
7. Beastie Boys
8. R.E.M.
9. Slayer
10. Sonic Youth
11. Depeche Mode
12. Bon Jovi
13. Prince
14. Prince And The Revolution
15. Megadeth
16. Genesis
17. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
18. Madonna
19. Iron Maiden
20. Run-D.M.C.
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