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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 35,000 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, Sonic Youth and New Order.
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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,467 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:48,674
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,944 votes)
Comments: 189 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,069 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:31,591
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:69
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,525 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:11,026
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  81/100 (821 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:10,764
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  80/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:8,207
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  84/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,882
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  81/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:6,580
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  74/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,912
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  83/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,877
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  70/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,627
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  81/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 3 0%
The Chesterfields 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
Meat Puppets 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 406 41%
United Kingdom 235 23%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Germany 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 28 3%
France 20 2%
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