Best Albums of 1987

Listed below are the best albums of 1987 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Depeche Mode and Def Leppard.
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1987
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23,323
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1987
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14,022
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1987
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9,363
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1987
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7,264
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1987
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6,411
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1987
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4,754
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1987
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4,753
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1987
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3,739
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1987
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3,513
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1987
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3,503
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1987 composition

Country Albums %


United States 405 41%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 34 3%
Germany 32 3%
Canada 26 3%
France 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 914 91%
Yes 86 9%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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