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Best Albums of 1986

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 28,000 greatest album charts.

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1986 year summaryThe best artists of 1986 were The Smiths, Metallica, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Beastie Boys, XTC, R.E.M., Slayer, Talk Talk and Sonic Youth.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:503
Rank in 1980s524Overall Rank:3,198
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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52.

Strong PersuaderUnited States Robert Cray
Year of Release:1986Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:502
Rank in 1980s527Overall Rank:3,206
Average Rating:  71/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

They Might Be GiantsUnited States They Might Be Giants
Year of Release:1986Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:501
Rank in 1980s528Overall Rank:3,209
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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54.

True ColorsUnited States Cyndi Lauper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:495
Rank in 1980s533Overall Rank:3,243
Average Rating:  69/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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55.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:469
Rank in 1980s551Overall Rank:3,358
Average Rating:  75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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56.

Throwing Muses (1986)United States Throwing Muses
Year of Release:1986Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:467
Rank in 1980s557Overall Rank:3,378
Average Rating:  77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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57.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:465
Rank in 1980s560Overall Rank:3,390
Average Rating:  77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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58.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:429
Rank in 1980s588Overall Rank:3,611
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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59.

Gone To EarthUnited Kingdom David Sylvian
Year of Release:1986Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:425
Rank in 1980s593Overall Rank:3,640
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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60.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:423
Rank in 1980s596Overall Rank:3,655
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
The Residents 4 0%
B.B. King 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Loudness 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 411 41%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Germany 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 37 4%
Canada 25 3%
Brazil 19 2%
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