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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 38,000 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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11.

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss MeUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1987Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1987:11Rank Score:4,816
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  78/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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United Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1987Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1987:12Rank Score:4,772
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  83/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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13.

Music For The MassesUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1987Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1987:13Rank Score:4,668
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  80/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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14.

KickAustralia INXS
Year of Release:1987Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1987:14Rank Score:3,299
Rank in 1980s123Overall Rank:784
Average Rating:  74/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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15.

Paid In FullUnited States Eric B. & Rakim
Year of Release:1987Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1987:15Rank Score:3,167
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  77/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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16.

DarklandsUnited Kingdom The Jesus And Mary Chain
Year of Release:1987Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1987:16Rank Score:2,925
Rank in 1980s133Overall Rank:878
Average Rating:  79/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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17.

Diesel And DustAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1987Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1987:17Rank Score:2,752
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:925
Average Rating:  76/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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18.

Tunnel Of LoveUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1987Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1987:18Rank Score:2,711
Rank in 1980s141Overall Rank:937
Average Rating:  75/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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19.

Come On PilgrimUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1987Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1987:19Rank Score:2,484
Rank in 1980s157Overall Rank:1,017
Average Rating:  80/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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20.

Within The Realm Of A Dying SunMixed Nationality Dead Can Dance
Year of Release:1987Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1987:20Rank Score:2,388
Rank in 1980s164Overall Rank:1,056
Average Rating:  80/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1987 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
The Smiths 3 0%
Blaine L. Reininger 3 0%
Henry Rollins 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 409 41%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Mixed Nationality 53 5%
Germany 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 26 3%
France 20 2%
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