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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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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:855 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:34,722
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,089 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:22,938
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: 79/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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3.

Sign 'o' the TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:6,318
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: 79/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,064
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:263
Average Rating: 80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:4,382
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:345
Average Rating: 82/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:4,069
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:374
Average Rating: 72/100 (323 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:4,012
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:380
Average Rating: 80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:2,990
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:496
Average Rating: 70/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Louder Than BombsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:2,738
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:536
Average Rating: 80/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Substance
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United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:2,570
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:569
Average Rating: 81/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
The Bevis Frond 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
Thin White Rope 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 245 39%
United Kingdom 173 27%
Australia 30 5%
Germany 27 4%
Canada 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
Sweden 12 2%
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