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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128
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140.
The Mission 
Soundtrack
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1986
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 14 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%
France 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 928 93%
Yes 73 7%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. The Stone Roses
9. R.E.M.
10. Kate Bush
11. Sonic Youth
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Michael Jackson
14. Tom Waits
15. Joy Division
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Iron Maiden
18. New Order
19. Rush
20. Talk Talk
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