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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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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,086 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:40,597
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,476 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:26,699
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,302
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  81/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:8,227
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  80/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,935
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  83/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,651
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  80/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,307
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  73/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,952
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  70/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,657
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  82/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,629
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  81/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Paul Roland 2 0%
Big Black 2 0%
The Original London Cast 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 384 41%
United Kingdom 228 25%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 34 4%
Canada 26 3%
France 23 2%
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