Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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 Sonic Youth.
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1986
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1,438
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1986
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1,401
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1986
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1,330
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1,329
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1986
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1,203
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1986
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1,163
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1986
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1,148
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1986
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1,138
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1986
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1,111
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1986
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1,071
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 394 39%
United Kingdom 248 25%
Germany 51 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Australia 34 3%
Japan 27 3%
Canada 20 2%
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