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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 22,000 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:1,038 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:39,643
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,390 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:775 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:26,016
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:59
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,101 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:7,968
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  81/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:7,315
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  79/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,646
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  83/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,400
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  80/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,279
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  73/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,653
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  69/100 (275 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:135 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,384
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  81/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Music For The MassesUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1987Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,264
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  79/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
William Orbit 2 0%
R.E.M. 2 0%
Paolo Conte 2 0%
Kool Moe Dee 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 356 41%
United Kingdom 218 25%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 34 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 4%
Canada 25 3%
France 21 2%
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