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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 25,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,163 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:42,847
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,577 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:859 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:28,040
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,254 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,847
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  81/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:8,845
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  80/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:6,416
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  83/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,928
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  80/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,399
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  73/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,917
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  69/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,783
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Music For The MassesUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1987Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,581
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:568
Average Rating:  79/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 28 3%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Big Black 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Coil 2 0%
The Descendents 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 425 43%
United Kingdom 238 24%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 35 4%
Canada 30 3%
France 26 3%
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