1986 Album Releases

1986
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Type
EP (11)
Live (14)
LP (354)
Single (20)
Genre
Metal (13)
Pop (16)
Rock (39)
Jun 16
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
The Smiths
The Queen is Dead
100
critic score
(4)
92
user score
(463)
Mar 3
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica
Master of Puppets
97
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(189)
Jun 30
Madonna - True Blue
Madonna
True Blue
78
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(161)
Aug 12
Paul Simon - Graceland
Paul Simon
Graceland
100
critic score
(5)
88
user score
(137)
Nov 15
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Beastie Boys
Licensed to Ill
89
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(101)
May 1
Sonic Youth - EVOL
Sonic Youth
EVOL
88
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(90)
Oct 7
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Slayer
Reign in Blood
73
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(74)
Sep 29
New Order - Brotherhood
New Order
Brotherhood
89
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(61)
Feb 2
Janet Jackson - Control
Janet Jackson
Control
87
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(58)
Jul 28
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
R.E.M.
Lifes Rich Pageant
90
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(57)
Mar 17
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
Depeche Mode
Black Celebration
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(53)
1986
Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
Talk Talk
The Colour of Spring
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(49)
Oct 27
XTC - Skylarking
XTC
Skylarking
100
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(43)
Nov 3
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Your Funeral... My Trial
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Your Funeral... My Trial
82
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(43)
May 19
Peter Gabriel - So
Peter Gabriel
So
83
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(42)
Oct 1
Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(41)
Oct 7
Talking Heads - True Stories
Talking Heads
True Stories
50
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(37)
Jun 2
Queen - A Kind of Magic
Queen
A Kind of Magic
42
critic score
(3)
59
user score
(35)
Aug 18
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against the Pricks
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Kicking Against the Pricks
74
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(35)
Jan 1
Swans - Holy Money
Swans
Holy Money
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(34)
Jan 1
Swans - Greed
Swans
Greed
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(32)
Sep 29
Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden
Somewhere in Time
80
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(31)
Jan 1
Big Black - Atomizer
Big Black
Atomizer
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(30)
May 15
Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell
Run-D.M.C.
Raising Hell
92
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(30)
Aug 18
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
Bon Jovi
Slippery When Wet
90
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(27)
1986
Arthur Russell - World of Echo
Arthur Russell
World of Echo
87
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(26)
Apr 14
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Cocteau Twins
Victorialand
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(26)
Dec 16
Kraftwerk - Electric Café
Kraftwerk
Electric Café
60
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(25)
Mar 24
Pet Shop Boys - Please
Pet Shop Boys
Please
78
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(22)
Mar 1
Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
Hüsker Dü
Candy Apple Grey
75
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(17)
Jul 14
Bob Dylan - Knocked Out Loaded
Bob Dylan
Knocked Out Loaded
56
critic score
(3)
40
user score
(17)
Nov 18
Duran Duran - Notorious
Duran Duran
Notorious
40
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(15)
Jan 1
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Coil
Horse Rotorvator
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(12)
Jan 1
Miles Davis - Tutu
Miles Davis
Tutu
50
critic score
(1)
58
user score
(12)
Mar 24
The Rolling Stones - Dirty Work
The Rolling Stones
Dirty Work
70
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(12)
Jun 9
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Genesis
Invisible Touch
60
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(12)
Jan 28
Black Sabbath - Seventh Star
Black Sabbath
Seventh Star
60
critic score
(1)
46
user score
(10)
Apr 22
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Tinderbox
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(10)
Jun 1
The Fall - Bend Sinister
The Fall
Bend Sinister
70
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(10)
Jul 21
Titãs - Cabeça Dinossauro
Titãs
Cabeça Dinossauro
90
critic score
(1)
95
user score
(10)
Aug 22
Paul McCartney - Press to Play
Paul McCartney
Press to Play
50
critic score
(1)
49
user score
(10)
Sep
Felt - Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
Felt
Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(10)
Jan 1
Angelo Badalamenti - Blue Velvet
Angelo Badalamenti
Blue Velvet
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(9)
Jan 21
The Flaming Lips - Hear It Is
The Flaming Lips
Hear It Is
50
critic score
(1)
50
user score
(9)
Jun 10
Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(9)
Nov 1
Bad Brains - I Against I
Bad Brains
I Against I
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(9)
Apr 1
Mylene Farmer - Cendres de Lune
Mylene Farmer
Cendres de Lune
40
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(8)
May 6
The Cure - Staring at the Sea: The Singles
The Cure
Staring at the Sea: The Singles
100
critic score
(2)
90
user score
(8)
Jun 1
Crowded House - Crowded House
Crowded House
Crowded House
70
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(8)
Sep 1
The Chameleons - Strange Times
The Chameleons
Strange Times
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(8)
Sep 15
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Cyndi Lauper
True Colors
70
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(8)
Sep 20
This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow
This Mortal Coil
Filigree & Shadow
89
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(8)
Oct 23
Iggy Pop - Blah Blah Blah
Iggy Pop
Blah Blah Blah
50
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(8)
Nov 14
Grace Jones - Inside Story
Grace Jones
Inside Story
70
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(8)
1986
Charles Mingus - New Tijuana Moods
Charles Mingus
New Tijuana Moods
93
user score
(7)
Feb
The Cramps - A Date With Elvis
The Cramps
A Date With Elvis
77
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(7)
Mar 24
Van Halen - 5150
Van Halen
5150
70
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(7)
Apr 14
Judas Priest - Turbo
Judas Priest
Turbo
50
critic score
(1)
59
user score
(7)
Jun 11
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Madonna
Papa Don't Preach
50
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(7)
Jul 2
Legião Urbana - Dois
Legião Urbana
Dois
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(7)
Oct 6
a-ha - Scoundrel Days
a-ha
Scoundrel Days
70
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(7)
Oct 16
Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile
Billy Idol
Whiplash Smile
70
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(7)
Nov 4
They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants
80
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(7)
Nov 17
The The - Infected
The The
Infected
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Yo La Tengo - Ride the Tiger
Yo La Tengo
Ride the Tiger
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(6)
Jan 27
Public Image Ltd. - Album
Public Image Ltd.
Album
50
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(6)
Feb 21
Elvis Costello - King of America
Elvis Costello
King of America
84
critic score
(7)
81
user score
(6)
May 19
Ramones - Animal Boy
Ramones
Animal Boy
60
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(6)
May 26
Europe - The Final Countdown
Europe
The Final Countdown
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(6)
Jun 3
Belinda Carlisle - Belinda
Belinda Carlisle
Belinda
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(6)
Sep 15
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blood & Chocolate
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Blood & Chocolate
86
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(6)
Nov 10
Sepultura - Morbid Visions
Sepultura
Morbid Visions
60
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(6)
Dec 1
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock: The Album
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Planet Rock: The Album
90
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(6)
1986
Love And Rockets - Express
Love And Rockets
Express
85
user score
(5)
Jan 1
The Feelies - The Good Earth
The Feelies
The Good Earth
60
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Lou Reed - Mistrial
Lou Reed
Mistrial
60
critic score
(1)
44
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Violent Femmes - The Blind Leading the Naked
Violent Femmes
The Blind Leading the Naked
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(5)
Feb 22
Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
Ozzy Osbourne
The Ultimate Sin
40
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(5)
Mar 23
Siekiera - Nowa Aleksandria
Siekiera
Nowa Aleksandria
83
user score
(5)
May 1
Various Artists - C86
Various Artists
C86
91
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(5)
May 1
Erasure - Wonderland
Erasure
Wonderland
90
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(5)
May 24
AC/DC - Who Made Who
AC/DC
Who Made Who
60
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(5)
Jul 26
Neil Young - Landing on Water
Neil Young
Landing on Water
40
critic score
(1)
25
user score
(5)
Sep 1
Billy Bragg - Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
Billy Bragg
Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
85
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(5)
Nov
Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy
Dead Kennedys
Bedtime for Democracy
60
critic score
(3)
66
user score
(5)
Nov 1
Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(5)
Nov 10
Kate Bush - The Whole Story
Kate Bush
The Whole Story
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(5)
1986
African Head Charge - Off the Beaten Track
African Head Charge
Off the Beaten Track
82
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(4)
1986
King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
King Diamond
Fatal Portrait
75
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Screaming Trees - Clairvoyance
Screaming Trees
Clairvoyance
60
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Henry Flynt - You Are My Everlovin / Celestial Power
Henry Flynt
You Are My Everlovin / Celestial Power
60
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Swans - Public Castration Is a Good Idea
Swans
Public Castration Is a Good Idea
75
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(4)
Feb 24
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love
98
user score
(4)
Mar 1
The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
The Triffids
Born Sandy Devotional
90
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(4)
Apr 18
Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse
Butthole Surfers
Rembrandt Pussyhorse
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(4)
Jun 1
The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4
The Housemartins
London 0 Hull 4
77
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(4)
Jun 1
Dag Nasty - Can I Say
Dag Nasty
Can I Say
81
user score
(4)
Jul 1
Wham! - Music from the Edge of Heaven
Wham!
Music from the Edge of Heaven
70
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(4)
Jul 6
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Life
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Life
60
critic score
(1)
55
user score
(4)
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