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The Best Rock Albums of 1986

1. The Cure - Staring at the Sea: The Singles

The Cure - Staring at the Sea: The Singles
May 6, 1986
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

2. R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
July 28, 1986
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

3. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox
April 22, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

4. Europe - The Final Countdown

Europe - The Final Countdown
May 26, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

5. Swans - Holy Money

Swans - Holy Money
March 27, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

6. The Mission - God's Own Medicine

The Mission - God's Own Medicine
October 1, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

7. Titãs - Cabeça Dinossauro

Titãs - Cabeça Dinossauro
July 21, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. Sonic Youth - EVOL

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1, 1986
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

9. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blood & Chocolate

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blood & Chocolate
September 15, 1986
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

11. Elvis Costello - King of America

Elvis Costello - King of America
February 21, 1986
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

13. The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional

The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
March 1, 1986
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

14. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
August 18, 1986
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

15. They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
November 4, 1986
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

16. Swans - Greed

Swans - Greed
January 1, 1986
Critic Score
80
1 review

17. Belinda Carlisle - Belinda

Belinda Carlisle - Belinda
June 3, 1986
Critic Score
80
1 review

18. Yo La Tengo - Ride the Tiger

Yo La Tengo - Ride the Tiger
January 1, 1986
Critic Score
80
1 review

19. Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse

Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse
April 18, 1986
Critic Score
80
1 review

21. Peter Gabriel - So

Peter Gabriel - So
May 19, 1986
Critic Score
80
1 review

22. Swans - Public Castration Is a Good Idea

Swans - Public Castration Is a Good Idea
January 1, 1986
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

23. Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey

Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
March 1, 1986
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

24. The Rolling Stones - Dirty Work

The Rolling Stones - Dirty Work
March 24, 1986
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

25. Spacemen 3 - Sound of Confusion

Spacemen 3 - Sound of Confusion
July 12, 1986
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
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