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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 33,000 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 Depeche Mode.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,417 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:47,835
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,895 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,023 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:30,899
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,488 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:10,699
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  80/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:10,649
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:8,250
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  84/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:482 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:6,823
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  81/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:6,294
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  74/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,789
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  70/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,594
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  82/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss MeUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1987Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,413
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  78/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 25 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%
The Smiths 3 0%
The Descendents 2 0%
Henry Rollins 2 0%
The Original London Cast 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 406 41%
United Kingdom 237 24%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Germany 35 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 29 3%
Brazil 20 2%
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