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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:478 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:8,446
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  84/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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2.

Substance
Compilation
United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1987:12Rank Score:4,498
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  83/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:5,226
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  83/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,488 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:49,033
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,977 votes)
Comments: 191 comments
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5.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:574 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:11,259
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:7,077
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  81/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,839
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

Joe's Garage Act I, II & III
Compilation
United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1987Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1987:32Rank Score:1,250
Rank in 1980s280Overall Rank:1,757
Average Rating:  81/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1987:63Rank Score:421
Rank in 1980s655Overall Rank:4,159
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:11,528
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  80/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 40 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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