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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., Michael Jackson, R.E.M., Def Leppard, New Order and Depeche Mode.
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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:35,082
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,107 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:648 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:23,057
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: 79/100 (884 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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3.

Sign 'o' the TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,285
Rank in 1980s34Overall Rank:256
Average Rating: 79/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,185
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:262
Average Rating: 80/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,348
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:354
Average Rating: 82/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,186
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:373
Average Rating: 72/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:3,975
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:390
Average Rating: 79/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,114
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:483
Average Rating: 69/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Substance
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United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:2,718
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:556
Average Rating: 81/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Louder Than BombsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:2,703
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:557
Average Rating: 80/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Jandek 2 0%
The Descendents 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 266 39%
United Kingdom 174 26%
Australia 32 5%
Germany 29 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 4%
Canada 22 3%
Sweden 13 2%
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