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Top-rated albums of 1987

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1987 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:8,012
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  84/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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2.

Substance 1987
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1987:11Rank Score:4,260
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  83/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,391 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:47,231
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,841 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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4.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,676
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  82/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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5.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:515 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:10,239
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  81/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,862
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  81/100 (607 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,414
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  81/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1987:54Rank Score:486
Rank in 1980s561Overall Rank:3,481
Average Rating:  80/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Joe's Garage Act I, II & III
Compilation
United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1987Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1987:36Rank Score:1,073
Rank in 1980s307Overall Rank:1,885
Average Rating:  80/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:512 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:10,575
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  80/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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