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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 37,000 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, Sonic Youth and The Cure.
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1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,495 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:49,275
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,994 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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2.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,092 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:32,395
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:70
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,573 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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3.

Sign 'O' The TimesUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1987Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:11,685
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  80/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:11,225
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  81/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

You're Living All Over MeUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:482 charts
Rank in 1987:5Rank Score:8,527
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  84/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

DocumentUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1987Appears in:511 charts
Rank in 1987:6Rank Score:7,038
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  81/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

BadUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1987:7Rank Score:6,895
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  74/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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8.

Louder Than Bombs
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United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:5,290
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  83/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

HysteriaUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1987Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:5,212
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  70/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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10.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:4,965
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  81/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Current 93 2 0%
Philip Glass 2 0%
The Gun Club 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 408 41%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 31 3%
Canada 27 3%
Brazil 20 2%
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