Top Albums of 1987





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
29
Prince Sign 'O' the Times Funk Rock, Pop Rock
2
40
U2 The Joshua Tree Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
3
63
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction Hard Rock
4
338
Sonic Youth Sister Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
5
345
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
6
372
R.E.M. Document Jangle Pop
7
476
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me Indie Rock, Noise Rock
8
582
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
9
607
Pet Shop Boys Actually Synthpop
10
626
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded Boom Bap
11
654
George Michael Faith Pop
12
691
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
13
739
Hüsker Dü Warehouse: Songs and Stories Alternative Rock
14
744
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses Synthpop
15
757
John Hiatt Bring the Family Americana, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16
781
Midnight Oil Diesel and Dust Pop Rock
17
782
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR, Hard Rock
18
846
Michael Jackson Bad Dance-Pop
19
857
Big Black Songs About Fucking Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
20
876
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
21
961
The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me Alternative Rock, Power Pop
22
998
Sinéad O'Connor The Lion and the Cobra Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
23
1004
Salif Keita Soro Mande Music
24
1106
INXS Kick Pop Rock
25
1231
Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
26
1235
The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands Alternative Rock
27
1362
Napalm Death Scum Grindcore
28
1433
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Contemporary R&B, Soul
29
1466
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive Ambient Pop, Art Pop
30
1507
Pixies Come On Pilgrim EP Indie Rock
31
1522
The Cult Electric Hard Rock
32
1775
Tom Waits Frank's Wild Years Singer/Songwriter
33
1837
John Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee Heartland Rock
34
1887
Sting ...Nothing Like the Sun Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
35
1922
Swans Children of God Experimental Rock, Post-Punk
36
1930
The Wedding Present George Best C86, Jangle Pop
37
2019
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien Hard Rock
38
2049
Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Pop Rock
39
2061
Anthrax Among the Living Thrash Metal
40
2132
The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
41
2171
Radio Futura La canción de Juan Perro New Wave, Pop Rock
42
2189
Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson Rock, Singer/Songwriter
43
2407
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
44
2463
John Zorn Spillane Avant-Garde Jazz
45
2541
Suzanne Vega Solitude Standing Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
46
2568
The Sisters of Mercy Floodland Gothic Rock
47
2673
10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe Folk Pop, Jangle Pop
48
2832
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu Mbube, Nguni Folk Music
49
2835
LL Cool J BAD: Bigger and Deffer Hardcore Hip Hop
50
2907
Van Morrison Poetic Champions Compose Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
51
2950
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Trio Country
52
2960
Whitesnake Whitesnake/1987 Hard Rock
53
2968
Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon Americana, Tex-Mex

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation Hard Rock
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
Sly and Robbie Rhythm Killers Hip Hop, Ragga, Synth Funk
The Bats Daddy's Highway Dunedin Sound, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
The Go-Betweens Tallulah 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
Laibach Opus Dei Industrial, Martial Industrial
Alexander O'Neal Hearsay Smooth Soul
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
Willy DeVille Miracle Pop Rock
Cecil Taylor For Olim Free Jazz
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