Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 41 of 100

Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 395 39%
United Kingdom 254 25%
Germany 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 33 3%
Japan 28 3%
Canada 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 922 92%
Yes 80 8%
Live? Albums %
No 975 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 10 1%
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