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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 24,000 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:1,121 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:41,702
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,519 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:823 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:27,167
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,561
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  80/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:8,414
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:6,101
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  83/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,825
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  80/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,473
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  73/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,962
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  69/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,653
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,509
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  82/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 20 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%
William Orbit 2 0%
Jandek 2 0%
Paul Roland 2 0%
The Verlaines 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 393 42%
United Kingdom 231 25%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Germany 35 4%
Australia 35 4%
Canada 27 3%
France 24 3%
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