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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 17,000 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:921 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:36,729
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,173 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:678 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:23,753
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  79/100 (933 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,474
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  79/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,354
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  80/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,649
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  82/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,246
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  72/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,198
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  80/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,345
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  69/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,086
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  80/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,012
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  81/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Current 93 2 0%
Jandek 2 0%
The Original London Cast 2 0%
Loop 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 306 41%
United Kingdom 182 24%
Australia 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 24 3%
France 13 2%
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