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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, Depeche Mode and New Order.
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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,135 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:41,978
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,544 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:833 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:27,516
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,221 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,529
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  80/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:8,397
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  81/100 (623 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:6,419
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  83/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,773
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  80/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,424
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  73/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,974
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  69/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,646
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  81/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Music For The MassesUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1987Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,529
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  79/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 16 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%
Current 93 2 0%
John Zorn 2 0%
Henry Rollins 2 0%
Felt 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 396 42%
United Kingdom 234 25%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 35 4%
Germany 34 4%
Canada 27 3%
France 24 3%
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