Top Albums of 1987





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
29
Prince Sign 'O' the Times Funk Rock, Pop Rock
2
41
U2 The Joshua Tree Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
3
63
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction Hard Rock
4
345
Sonic Youth Sister Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
5
347
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
6
376
R.E.M. Document Jangle Pop
7
485
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me Indie Rock, Noise Rock
8
584
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
9
605
Pet Shop Boys Actually Synthpop
10
627
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded Boom Bap
11
667
George Michael Faith Pop
12
691
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
13
733
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses Synthpop
14
754
Hüsker Dü Warehouse: Songs and Stories Alternative Rock
15
764
John Hiatt Bring the Family Americana, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16
778
Midnight Oil Diesel and Dust Pop Rock
17
837
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR, Hard Rock
18
858
Michael Jackson Bad Dance-Pop
19
870
Big Black Songs About Fucking Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
20
893
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
21
962
The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me Alternative Rock, Power Pop
22
1003
Sinéad O'Connor The Lion and the Cobra Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
23
1044
Salif Keita Soro Mande Music
24
1111
INXS Kick Pop Rock
25
1221
Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
26
1230
The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands Alternative Rock
27
1355
Napalm Death Scum Grindcore
28
1432
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Contemporary R&B, Soul
29
1449
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive Ambient Pop, Art Pop
30
1514
The Cult Electric Hard Rock
31
1515
Pixies Come On Pilgrim EP Indie Rock
32
1776
Tom Waits Frank's Wild Years Singer/Songwriter
33
1855
John Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee Heartland Rock
34
1872
Sting ...Nothing Like the Sun Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
35
1939
The Wedding Present George Best C86, Jangle Pop
36
2028
Anthrax Among the Living Thrash Metal
37
2045
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien Hard Rock
38
2057
Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Pop Rock
39
2144
The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
40
2153
Radio Futura La canción de Juan Perro New Wave, Pop Rock
41
2190
Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson Rock, Singer/Songwriter
42
2227
Swans Children of God Experimental Rock, Post-Punk
43
2418
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
44
2476
John Zorn Spillane Avant-Garde Jazz
45
2553
Suzanne Vega Solitude Standing Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
46
2579
The Sisters of Mercy Floodland Gothic Rock
47
2652
10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe Folk Pop, Jangle Pop
48
2806
LL Cool J BAD: Bigger and Deffer Hardcore Hip Hop
49
2853
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu Mbube, Nguni Folk Music
50
2925
Whitesnake Whitesnake/1987 Hard Rock
51
2929
Van Morrison Poetic Champions Compose Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
52
2970
Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon Americana, Tex-Mex
53
2985
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Trio Country

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Fleetwood Mac Tango in the Night Soft Rock
Negativland Escape from Noise Plunderphonics
Dead Can Dance Within the Realm of a Dying Sun Neoclassical Darkwave
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation Hard Rock
Sly and Robbie Rhythm Killers Hip Hop, Ragga, Synth Funk
The Go-Betweens Tallulah Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
The Bats Daddy's Highway Dunedin Sound, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
That Petrol Emotion Babble Indie Rock, Post-Punk
The Housemartins The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Dub Syndicate Time Boom x De Devil Dead Dub
The Pastels Up for a Bit with The Pastels C86, Jangle Pop, Twee Pop
The Young Gods The Young Gods Experimental Rock, Industrial Rock
Bill Frisell Lookout for Hope Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Alexander O'Neal Hearsay Smooth Soul
Laibach Opus Dei Industrial, Martial Industrial
Opal Happy Nightmare Baby Neo-Psychedelia, Paisley Underground
Deacon Blue Raintown Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Arabic Pop
Cecil Taylor For Olim Free Jazz
Willy DeVille Miracle Pop Rock
George Harrison Cloud Nine Pop Rock
Wynton Marsalis Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1 Jazz
Julian Cope Saint Julian Neo-Psychedelia, New Wave, Psychedelic Pop
Hoodoo Gurus Blow Your Cool! Garage Rock, Power Pop
Randy Travis Always & Forever Country