Best Albums of 1987

Listed below are the best albums of 1987 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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, Def Leppard and Depeche Mode.
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1987
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26,136
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1987
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16,040
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1987
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8,072
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1987
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7,615
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1987
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6,641
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1987
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4,877
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1987
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4,868
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1987
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3,803
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1987
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3,672
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1987
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3,643
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1987 composition

Country Albums %


United States 410 41%
United Kingdom 225 22%
Mixed Nationality 53 5%
Germany 33 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 26 3%
France 21 2%
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Best Artists of 1982
1. Michael Jackson
2. Iron Maiden
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Kate Bush
5. The Cure
6. Roxy Music
7. Prince
8. Duran Duran
9. Donald Fagen
10. Dire Straits
11. Elvis Costello
12. Elvis Costello & The Attractions
13. Simple Minds
14. The Clash
15. Peter Gabriel
16. XTC
17. Bad Brains
18. ABC
19. The Fall
20. Laurie Anderson
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