Best Album of 1986

HP Hovercraft

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Amazing list of records! Great year. I was too young to enjoy most of those at the time (I was 11-ish), but a lot of those became favorites a few short years after.
 

KungFuLio

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In my book, I know that I was surprised when "Graceland" beat out "So" at the Grammy's but, my fave was Joe Jackson's "Big World".
 

scottl

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Chick Corea Elektric Band!! Great stuff.

Micker Stern Upside Downside is right there with it too....
 

HendrixVibrato

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I'm not a fan of just about any "country" music (well, there *is* Hank, of course, like everything he ever did, it was the most honest music I ever heard) , and I especially hate (yes, actually hate) almost everything that has been made in the last 30+ years...

But Guitars and Cadillacs was *great*.

The best thing to happen to country music in decades - because we finally got some real twang back into the guitars, and it *sounded* like good country music should, not the modern rock-based derivatives that make me want to puke. And at the time, they said Dwight was "too country" for country, critics bashed him left & right.

So I was smitten with Dwight for a while, and his guitar player turned out to be a really hot producer for a period of years after that album, darn near everyone wanted him in the studio doing their work.

Graceland - Paul Simon is far too pretentious over the past 25-30 years, IMHO. A shame, as there are great musicians on that album, and I'll never forget the press made such a huge deal at the time out of Paul Simon actually paying those guys a decent wage when touring - imagine that, getting praise heaped on you because you *don't* rape someone as hard as you can, what a concept. He damned well should have paid them well to play live, they made him *millions* off that album alone.

Guitars and Cadillacs was the real deal.
 

scottywompas

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Master of Puppets is definitely up there.

I really liked Cinderella's Night Songs. That was way more rockin than their image led you to believe.

Scott
 
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Venom "Eine Kleine Nachtmusic"
Talk Talk "The Colour Of Spring"

Diametric opposition.
Not much to choose from in '86.
 

Sidmore

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While I listened to much of what is in the list, these are the albums that stand out as having been in heavy rotation in my tape deck

David Lee Roth – Eat ‘Em and Smile
VH - 5150
Cinderella – Night Songs
Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
Ozzy Osbourne – The Ultimate Sin
Huey Lewis – Fore!
Megadeth – Peace Sells . . . But Who’s Buying?
 

NewbyRock023

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Gosh, I was born in 88, my dad was 16 in 86 so his music became my music. I literally know nothing about most 90's stuff, I'd have to pick Master of Puppets. It got me playing guitar..... Then I discovered queensryche.... It was all over from there. Hats off to king diamond and 5150
 

Hand of Doom

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Metallica – Master of Puppets
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Megadeth – Peace Sells . . . But Who’s Buying?
King Diamond – Fatal Portrait
Metal Church – The Dark

Top 5

Oh and I started this whole mess. I was only seven in 76, but my uncles turned me on to music at an early age. Metal is where my heart is though.
 

jcn3

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It's funny how different this list is than the '76 and '77 lists. I don't see anything "for the ages" here, but REM and Lyle Lovett are my favs.
 

Britishampfan

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Metallica – Master of Puppets
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Megadeth – Peace Sells . . . But Who’s Buying?
King Diamond – Fatal Portrait
Metal Church – The Dark

Top 5
My playlist in 1986 add in some Black Sabbath, Ozzy and always Zeppelin, for mellowing out of course.
 




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