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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 34,000 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, The Cure and Sonic Youth.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,436 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:48,389
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:33
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,919 votes)
Comments: 185 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,043 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:31,402
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,505 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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3.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:10,836
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  81/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:10,718
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  80/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:8,162
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  84/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,994
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  81/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:6,437
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  74/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,926
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  70/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,835
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  83/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss MeUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1987Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,532
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  78/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Coil 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 413 41%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 29 3%
France 20 2%
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