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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 New Order.
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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,184 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:42,741
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:33
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,613 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:877 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:28,138
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,279 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:9,113
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  81/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:8,883
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  80/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:6,757
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  83/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,980
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  81/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,536
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  73/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,961
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  69/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,948
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  81/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Music For The MassesUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1987Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,715
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  79/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 27 3%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Big Black 2 0%
Rudimentary Peni 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 423 42%
United Kingdom 237 24%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 35 4%
Canada 29 3%
France 26 3%
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