100 Greatest Albums of 1986

  1. Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.
  2. Licensed To Ill - Beastie Boys
  3. Graceland - Paul Simon
  4. Control - Janet Jackson
  5. The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
  6. Master of Puppets - Metallica
  7. So - Peter Gabriel
  8. Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
  9. Reign In Blood - Slayer
10. True Blue - Madonna
11. Rapture - Anita Baker
12. Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
13. Skylarking - XTC
14. Parade - Prince
15. Different Light - The Bangles
16. Strong Persuader - Robert Cray Band
17. Back In The High Life - Steve Winwood
18. Invisible Touch - Genesis
19. Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
20. Live/1975–85 - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
21. 5150 - Van Halen
22. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
23. Look What The Cat Dragged In - Poison
24. Please - Pet Shop Boys
25. Fore! - Huey Lewis & The News
26. Top Gun - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
27. Crowded House - Crowded House
28. Black Celebration - Depeche Mode
29. Third Stage - Boston
30. True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
31. Word Up! - Cameo
32. Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
33. Just Like The First Time - Freddie Jackson
34. The Final Countdown - Europe
35. August - Eric Clapton
36. Winner In You - Patti LaBelle
37. The Bridge - Billy Joel
38. Give Me The Reason - Luther Vandross
39. Tuff Enuff - Fabulous Thunderbirds
40. Night Songs - Cinderella
41. Blood & Chocolate - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
42. Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
43. Back In Black - Whodini
44. Atomizer - Big Black
45. Hot, Cool, & Vicious - Salt-n-Pepa
46. I Against I - Bad Brains
47. Eat 'Em And Smile - David Lee Roth
48. Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
49. The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne
50. Tinderbox - Siouxsie & The Banshees
51. To Hell With The Devil - Stryper
52. King Of America - The Costello Show
53. The Colour Of Spring - Talk Talk
54. Mechanical Resonance - Tesla
55. Solitude/Solitaire - Peter Cetera
56. Notorious - Duran Duran
57. Like A Rock - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
58. Break Every Rule - Tina Turner
59. Can't Hold Back - Eddie Money
60. Love Zone - Billy Ocean
61. True Stories - Talking Heads
62. Aretha - Aretha Franklin
63. Candy Apple Grey - Hüsker Dü
64. Lives In The Balance - Jackson Browne
65. Talking With The Taxman About Poetry - Billy Bragg
66. Oh, My God! - Doug E. Fresh
67. Whiplash Smile - Billy Idol
68. EVOL - Sonic Youth
69. Infected - The The
70. The Other Side Of Life - Moody Blues
71. The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are - 2 Live Crew
72. Brotherhood - New Order
73. Raised On Radio - Journey
74. C86 - Various Artists
75. On Fire - Stetsasonic
76. They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
77. Guitar Town - Steve Earle
78. Kool Moe Dee - Kool Moe Dee
79. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass
80. Forever - Kool & The Gang
81. Touch Me - Samantha Fox
82. Schoolly D - Schoolly D
83. Revenge - Eurythmics
84. Especially For You - The Smithereens
85. Live - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
86. A Kind Of Magic - Queen
87. Pleasure To Kill - Kreator
88. Mosaic - Wang Chung
89. Dancing Undercover - Ratt
90. New Kids On The Block - New Kids On The Block
91. London 0 Hull 4 - The Housemartins
92. Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen - Jennifer Warnes
93. Belinda - Belinda Carlisle
94. Show Me - The Cover Girls
95. Boomtown - David & David
96. Express - Love And Rockets
97. Your Funeral...My Trial - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
98. Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express - The Go-Betweens
99. No Guru, No Method, No Teacher - Van Morrison
100. Album - Public Image Ltd.
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1986
Brett's choice - An unheralded great album from 1986
* The House Of Secrets - Direct Hits

Bruce's choice:
* Messin' With My Mind - Clarence Carter

Ryan's choice:
* Daring Adventures - Richard Thompson

Lew's choice:
* Radio Musicola - Nik Kershaw
1985   |   1987