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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:464 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:8,210
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  84/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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2.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1987:12Rank Score:4,511
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  83/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,898
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  83/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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4.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,473 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:48,897
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,953 votes)
Comments: 189 comments
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5.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:11,110
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  81/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,668
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  81/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,970
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  81/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

Joe's Garage Act I, II & III
Compilation
United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1987Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1987:34Rank Score:1,175
Rank in 1980s295Overall Rank:1,822
Average Rating:  81/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:10,903
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  80/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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10.

Children Of GodUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1987Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1987:29Rank Score:1,564
Rank in 1980s230Overall Rank:1,440
Average Rating:  80/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 4 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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