Best Albums of 1987

Listed below are the best albums of 1987 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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 Depeche Mode.
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1987
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25,693
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1987
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15,985
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1987
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8,467
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1987
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7,690
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1987
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6,765
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1987
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4,835
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1987
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4,764
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1987
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3,722
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1987
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3,712
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1987
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3,557
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1987 composition

Country Albums %


United States 408 41%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Mixed Nationality 53 5%
Germany 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
Canada 26 3%
Japan 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 914 91%
Yes 89 9%
Live? Albums %
No 997 99%
Yes 6 1%
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