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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 31,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
51.

Guitar TownUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1986Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:534
Rank in 1980s526Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  74/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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52.

Throwing Muses (1986)United States Throwing Muses
Year of Release:1986Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:512
Rank in 1980s535Overall Rank:3,323
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

Strong PersuaderUnited States Robert Cray
Year of Release:1986Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:507
Rank in 1980s540Overall Rank:3,343
Average Rating:  72/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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54.

True ColorsUnited States Cyndi Lauper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:497
Rank in 1980s548Overall Rank:3,402
Average Rating:  69/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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55.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:486
Rank in 1980s558Overall Rank:3,457
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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56.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:479
Rank in 1980s563Overall Rank:3,489
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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57.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:470
Rank in 1980s568Overall Rank:3,543
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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58.

Night SongsUnited States Cinderella
Year of Release:1986Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:461
Rank in 1980s575Overall Rank:3,594
Average Rating:  70/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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59.

HeydayAustralia The Church
Year of Release:1986Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:446
Rank in 1980s595Overall Rank:3,697
Average Rating:  77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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60.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:429
Rank in 1980s617Overall Rank:3,807
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
R. Stevie Moore 7 1%
The Residents 4 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
B.B. King 3 0%
Pussy Galore 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 409 41%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Germany 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 35 4%
Brazil 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
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