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Best Albums of 1987

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1987 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1987 year summaryThe best artists of 1987 were U2, Guns N' Roses, The Smiths, Prince, Dinosaur Jr., R.E.M., Michael Jackson, Def Leppard, New Order and Depeche Mode.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:981 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:38,071
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,277 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:726 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:25,107
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,019 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:7,186
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  78/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,942
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  81/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,436
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  83/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,768
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  80/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,636
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  72/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,424
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  69/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,311
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  82/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,212
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  81/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
The Gun Club 2 0%
Coil 2 0%
Black 2 0%
Controlled Bleeding 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 331 41%
United Kingdom 200 25%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 33 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 19 2%
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