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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 27,000 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.

They Might Be GiantsUnited States They Might Be Giants
Year of Release:1986Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1986:51Rank Score:501
Rank in 1980s515Overall Rank:3,125
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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52.

Strong PersuaderUnited States Robert Cray
Year of Release:1986Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1986:52Rank Score:498
Rank in 1980s518Overall Rank:3,141
Average Rating:  71/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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53.

True ColorsUnited States Cyndi Lauper
Year of Release:1986Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1986:53Rank Score:496
Rank in 1980s520Overall Rank:3,156
Average Rating:  69/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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54.

TinderboxUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1986Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1986:54Rank Score:493
Rank in 1980s523Overall Rank:3,175
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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55.

ExpressUnited Kingdom Love And Rockets
Year of Release:1986Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1986:55Rank Score:471
Rank in 1980s535Overall Rank:3,273
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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56.

Throwing Muses (1986)United States Throwing Muses
Year of Release:1986Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1986:56Rank Score:465
Rank in 1980s543Overall Rank:3,312
Average Rating:  77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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57.

Candy Apple GreyUnited States Hüsker Dü
Year of Release:1986Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1986:57Rank Score:451
Rank in 1980s557Overall Rank:3,396
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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58.

Gone To EarthUnited Kingdom David Sylvian
Year of Release:1986Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1986:58Rank Score:437
Rank in 1980s568Overall Rank:3,489
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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59.

Suser AvgårdeNorway deLillos
Year of Release:1986Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1986:59Rank Score:435
Rank in 1980s572Overall Rank:3,500
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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60.

Filigree And ShadowUnited Kingdom This Mortal Coil
Year of Release:1986Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1986:60Rank Score:421
Rank in 1980s580Overall Rank:3,580
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1986 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
R. Stevie Moore 8 1%
The Residents 4 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
Swans 3 0%
B.B. King 3 0%
Fairport Convention 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 400 41%
United Kingdom 254 26%
Germany 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 37 4%
Canada 25 3%
France 19 2%
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