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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 16,000 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:890 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:35,652
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,133 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:661 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:23,364
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: 79/100 (902 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,512
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:257
Average Rating: 78/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,441
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:261
Average Rating: 80/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,366
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:362
Average Rating: 83/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,174
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:383
Average Rating: 71/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:4,118
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:391
Average Rating: 80/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,269
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:482
Average Rating: 69/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Louder Than BombsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:2,986
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:519
Average Rating: 80/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:2,702
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:571
Average Rating: 81/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
Prince 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
Anthrax 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 282 40%
United Kingdom 177 25%
Australia 32 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 23 3%
Sweden 13 2%
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