Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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, Slayer, Beastie Boys, R.E.M. and Sonic Youth.
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1986
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121
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147.
The Mission 
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1986
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1986
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112
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 15 of 100

Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 386 39%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Germany 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Australia 32 3%
Japan 30 3%
France 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 927 93%
Yes 73 7%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
6. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
7. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
8. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
9. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
11. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
12. Tommy by The Who
13. The Band by The Band
14. Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) by The Kinks
15. Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
16. The Stooges by The Stooges
17. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield
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