Best Albums of 1987

Listed below are the best albums of 1987 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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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1987
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25,837
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1987
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16,125
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1987
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8,599
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1987
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7,690
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1987
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6,771
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1987
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4,842
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1987
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4,830
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1987
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3,742
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1987
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3,663
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1987
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3,550
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1987 composition

Country Albums %


United States 408 41%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Mixed Nationality 53 5%
Germany 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
Canada 26 3%
Japan 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 914 91%
Yes 89 9%
Live? Albums %
No 997 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Nevermind by Nirvana
4. The Bends by Radiohead
5. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
6. Ten by Pearl Jam
7. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
8. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. In Utero by Nirvana
10. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
11. Grace by Jeff Buckley
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
14. Illmatic by Nas
15. Dummy by Portishead
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Pinkerton by Weezer
19. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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