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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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1987 year summaryThe best artists of 1987 were U2, Guns N' Roses, The Smiths, Prince, Dinosaur Jr., Michael Jackson, R.E.M., Def Leppard, New Order and Sonic Youth.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:861 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:34,817
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,094 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:22,885
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: 79/100 (870 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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3.

Sign 'o' the TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,254
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:254
Average Rating: 79/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,129
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:261
Average Rating: 80/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,425
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:343
Average Rating: 82/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,063
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:377
Average Rating: 72/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:3,956
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:388
Average Rating: 80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,032
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:492
Average Rating: 70/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Louder Than BombsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:2,736
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:538
Average Rating: 80/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:2,718
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:542
Average Rating: 81/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 2%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Paolo Conte 2 0%
Big Black 2 0%
Steve Kilbey 2 0%
Current 93 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 252 39%
United Kingdom 173 27%
Australia 30 5%
Germany 27 4%
Canada 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
Sweden 12 2%
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