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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1987 year summaryThe best artists of 1987 were U2, Guns N' Roses, The Smiths, Prince, Dinosaur Jr., Michael Jackson, R.E.M., Def Leppard, New Order and Depeche Mode.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:933 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:37,112
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:685 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:24,076
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  79/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,623
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  78/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,369
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  80/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,743
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  82/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,436
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  72/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,295
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  80/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,251
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  69/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,142
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  82/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,131
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  80/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Jandek 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
Anthrax 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 308 41%
United Kingdom 183 24%
Australia 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 15 2%
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