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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 18,000 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:957 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:37,343
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,214 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:24,194
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  79/100 (960 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,943
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  78/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,725
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,106
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  83/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,416
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  80/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,383
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  72/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,403
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  68/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,230
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  82/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,086
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  80/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
:zoviet*france: 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Paolo Conte 2 0%
Anthrax 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 311 40%
United Kingdom 191 25%
Australia 35 5%
Mixed Nationality 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 17 2%
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