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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 20,000 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:1,004 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:38,528
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,311 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:734 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:25,145
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:59
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,044 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:7,371
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  81/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:7,186
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  79/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,271
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  83/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,961
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  80/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,607
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  72/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,330
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  68/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,283
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  81/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,212
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  82/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Front Line Assembly 2 0%
Paolo Conte 2 0%
Anthrax 2 0%
Jandek 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 336 41%
United Kingdom 200 24%
Australia 37 5%
Germany 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 4%
Canada 25 3%
France 20 2%
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