Best Albums of 1987

Listed below are the best albums of 1987 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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124
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Year of Release:
1987
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123
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1987
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122
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1987
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1987
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1987
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116
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1987
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116
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of 1987 composition

Country Albums %


United States 410 41%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Mixed Nationality 45 4%
Australia 32 3%
Germany 32 3%
Canada 27 3%
Japan 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 914 91%
Yes 87 9%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. Kate Bush
9. The Stone Roses
10. R.E.M.
11. Sonic Youth
12. Michael Jackson
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Tom Waits
15. Iron Maiden
16. Joy Division
17. Prince And The Revolution
18. New Order
19. Rush
20. Talk Talk
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