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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 16,000 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:896 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:35,949
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,141 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:662 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:23,393
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: 79/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,402
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:262
Average Rating: 78/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,305
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:265
Average Rating: 80/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,416
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:357
Average Rating: 82/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,212
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:384
Average Rating: 71/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,133
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:391
Average Rating: 80/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,270
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:481
Average Rating: 69/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Louder Than BombsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:2,985
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:522
Average Rating: 80/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:2,641
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:584
Average Rating: 81/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
Prince 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
Anthrax 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 287 40%
United Kingdom 177 25%
Australia 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 23 3%
Sweden 13 2%
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