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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 30,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,315 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:45,610
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:33
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,765 votes)
Comments: 169 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:952 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:29,547
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:67
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,382 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:10,004
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  80/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:9,970
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  81/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:7,721
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  83/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,583
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  81/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:5,873
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  74/100 (606 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:189 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,469
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  82/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,307
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,252
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  69/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Front Line Assembly 2 0%
Ween 2 0%
Thin White Rope 2 0%
Donna Summer 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 410 41%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 29 3%
France 24 2%
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