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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:989 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:38,327
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,293 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:25,225
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:59
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,031 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:7,243
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  79/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:7,020
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  81/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,395
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  83/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,858
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  80/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,589
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  72/100 (403 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:3,426
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  68/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,286
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  82/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,257
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (303 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%
Controlled Bleeding 2 0%
Ween 2 0%
:zoviet*france: 2 0%
The Verlaines 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 335 41%
United Kingdom 200 24%
Australia 37 5%
Germany 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 4%
Canada 25 3%
France 20 2%
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