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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 23,000 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:1,103 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:40,911
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,491 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:810 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:26,972
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,175 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,357
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  81/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:8,286
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  80/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:6,047
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  83/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,772
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  80/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,367
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  73/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,020
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  70/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,635
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  82/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,595
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Paul Roland 2 0%
Big Black 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
The Original London Cast 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 388 42%
United Kingdom 230 25%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 35 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 26 3%
France 23 2%
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