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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., 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:948 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:37,261
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:24,300
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  79/100 (957 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,920
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  78/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,582
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  80/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,945
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  83/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,395
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  72/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,382
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,384
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  68/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,198
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  82/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,146
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  80/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
R.E.M. 2 0%
Anthrax 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
Loop 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 309 40%
United Kingdom 182 24%
Australia 35 5%
Mixed Nationality 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 16 2%
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