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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 23,000 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:1,069 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:40,092
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,445 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:792 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:26,316
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,147 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,316
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  81/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:7,896
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  80/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:5,879
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  83/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:5,601
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  80/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,363
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  73/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,848
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  70/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,537
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,518
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  82/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Coil 2 0%
Jandek 2 0%
Eliane Radigue 2 0%
Elvis Presley 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 382 42%
United Kingdom 224 24%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 34 4%
Canada 25 3%
France 23 3%
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