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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 14,000 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:816 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:33,858
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,033 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:22,343
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: 80/100 (835 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

Sign 'o' the TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:5,910
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:256
Average Rating: 78/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:5,556
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
Average Rating: 79/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:3,966
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:354
Average Rating: 82/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:3,948
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:357
Average Rating: 72/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:3,918
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:360
Average Rating: 80/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,026
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:466
Average Rating: 69/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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SubstanceUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:2,568
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:540
Average Rating: 81/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Louder Than BombsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:2,566
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:541
Average Rating: 79/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
The Smiths 3 1%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 1%
The Original London Cast 2 0%
Black 2 0%
The Descendents 2 0%
Jandek 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 232 39%
United Kingdom 163 27%
Australia 29 5%
Germany 27 5%
Canada 20 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Sweden 11 2%
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