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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 19,000 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:972 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:37,723
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,260 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:24,674
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,001 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:7,106
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,785
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  81/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,214
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  83/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,602
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  80/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,529
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  71/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,293
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  69/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,149
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  82/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,130
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  81/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Big Black 2 0%
Loop 2 0%
William Orbit 2 0%
The Original London Cast 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 327 41%
United Kingdom 198 25%
Australia 36 5%
Germany 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 17 2%
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