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, Depeche Mode, Sonic Youth and Def Leppard.
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1987
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127
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123
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1987
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121
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120
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1987
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120
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1987
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117
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1987
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117
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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 226 23%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 31 3%
Germany 31 3%
Canada 27 3%
Japan 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 912 91%
Yes 88 9%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 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. Kanye West
16. The Beach Boys
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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