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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 26,000 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, Depeche Mode and The Cure.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,200 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:43,130
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,638 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:886 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:28,264
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,297 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:9,226
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  81/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:9,035
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  80/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:6,835
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  83/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,157
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  81/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,409
Rank in 1980s57Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  73/100 (548 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,116
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  81/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,925
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  69/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

Music For The MassesUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1987Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,741
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  79/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 30 3%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
The Bevis Frond 2 0%
Steve Reich 2 0%
Loop 2 0%
The Celibate Rifles 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 421 42%
United Kingdom 238 24%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 35 4%
Canada 31 3%
France 25 3%
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