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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 31,000 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, Sonic Youth, Def Leppard and New Order.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,359 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:46,478
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,816 votes)
Comments: 174 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:966 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:29,912
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,422 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:10,468
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  80/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:10,218
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (757 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:7,770
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  84/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,775
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  81/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:6,251
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  74/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,674
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  82/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,379
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  81/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,311
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  69/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Kool Moe Dee 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
Paul Roland 2 0%
Big Black 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 414 41%
United Kingdom 244 24%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 35 4%
Germany 32 3%
Canada 28 3%
France 23 2%
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