Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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 Depeche Mode.
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Year of Release:
1986
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39,115
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1986
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13,255
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1986
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11,812
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Year of Release:
1986
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7,394
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1986
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4,917
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1986
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4,216
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1986
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3,804
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1986
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3,533
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1986
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3,499
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1986
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2,596
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 382 38%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 45 5%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
Canada 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 912 91%
Yes 88 9%
Live? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 32 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. In Rainbows by Radiohead
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Nevermind by Nirvana
15. Funeral by Arcade Fire
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
18. Doolittle by Pixies
19. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
20. London Calling by The Clash
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