Best Albums of 1986

Listed below are the best albums of 1986 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Beastie Boys, Slayer, R.E.M. and Sonic Youth.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 65 of 100

Best Albums of 1986 composition

Country Albums %


United States 387 39%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Germany 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 48 5%
Australia 31 3%
Japan 30 3%
Brazil 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 927 93%
Yes 73 7%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
12. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Specials by The Specials
16. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. Y by The Pop Group
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. 154 by Wire
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