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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 28,000 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, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode and New Order.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,247 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:43,920
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:33
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,701 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:906 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:28,794
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:67
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,339 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:9,518
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:9,449
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  80/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:7,270
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  83/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,197
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  81/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,581
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  73/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,334
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  82/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,075
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  69/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

Music For The MassesUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1987Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,863
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  79/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 28 3%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
John Zorn 2 0%
Donna Summer 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
Dezerter 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 420 42%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 34 3%
Canada 29 3%
France 23 2%
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