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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:1,331 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:45,982
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:33
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,776 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:963 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:29,925
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:67
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,392 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:10,161
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  80/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:10,047
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (742 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:7,801
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  84/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,765
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  81/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:6,177
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  73/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,501
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  82/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,313
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  81/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,254
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  69/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 3%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Alien Sex Fiend 2 0%
The Dukes Of Stratosphear 2 0%
Front 242 2 0%
Dezerter 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 413 41%
United Kingdom 239 24%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 29 3%
France 24 2%
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