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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1987 year summaryThe best artists of 1987 were U2, Guns N' Roses, The Smiths, Prince, R.E.M., Michael Jackson, Dinosaur Jr., Def Leppard, New Order and Depeche Mode.
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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:812 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:33,616
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:32
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:22,353
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:50
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3.

Sign 'o' the TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:5,797
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:259
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:5,569
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:269
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5.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:3,940
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:359
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6.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:3,932
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:360
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:3,916
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:363
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:3,026
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:464
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SubstanceUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:2,579
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:537
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10.

Louder Than BombsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:2,566
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:539
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 1%
The Smiths 3 1%
Meat Puppets 2 0%
R.E.M. 2 0%
Steve Kilbey 2 0%
Big Black 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 231 39%
United Kingdom 163 27%
Australia 29 5%
Germany 26 4%
Canada 20 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Sweden 11 2%
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