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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:961 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:37,535
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,241 votes)
Comments: 127 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:24,433
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:59
Average Rating:  79/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:7,012
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,818
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  81/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,281
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,551
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  80/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,430
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  72/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,411
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  69/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,193
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  82/100 (214 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:3,122
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  81/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Front Line Assembly 2 0%
Anthrax 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
R.E.M. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 312 40%
United Kingdom 190 24%
Australia 35 5%
Mixed Nationality 31 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 17 2%
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