Classic Rock Review of the Year 1986
1986 was, frankly, one of the weaker years in rock music. With very few exceptions, the prevailing synth-heavy and over processed sound seemed to be present and up-front in every work put out that year. Although this may truly have been the nadir of rock’s dark ages, we were still able to filter out some of the more interesting albums from 1986 to review for you music lovers and along the way we found some real gems amoung these.
|Reviews from 1986|
|Final 1986 Poll Results|
|Q: What is the best album of 1986?
Conducted on our site, May-June, 2011
|Other 1986 Albums of Note|
There were a whole bunch of releases in 1986, may by established artists. Eric Clapton scored a few hits with August, while the Rolling Stones slipped a bit with with Dirty Work. The Moody Blues returned with a strong and successful album, as Poison and Tesla released their debuts. The Bangles and the Talking Heads scored well on the pop charts, as new supergroups GTR and Emerson, Lake, and Powell (that’s right, “Powell”) had very short-lived runs.
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