Best Albums of 1987

Here’s a 30th Anniversary List. This is a list of the 5 best albums that were released in 1987.

Enjoy!

5.  Among the Living – Anthrax
Released on March 22 on Megaforce/Island Records.
Recorded at Quadradial Studios in Miami, FL and Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas.
Produced by Anthrax, Eddie Kramer, and Jon Zazula.
Reached #62 on the Billboard 200 and #18 on the UK Albums Chart.
Highlights:
“Among the Living” “Caught in a Mosh” “I Am the Law” “A Skeleton in the Closet” “Indians”

 

4.  Document – R.E.M.
Released on September 1 by IRS Records.
Recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville.
Produced by Scott Litt and R.E.M.
Reached #10 on the Billboard 200 and #28 on the UK Albums Chart.
Highlights:
“Finest Worksong” “Welcome to the Occupation” “Strange” “It’s the End of the World” “The One I Love”

 

3.  Momentary Lapse of Reason – Pink Floyd
Released on September 7 by EMI/Columbia.
Recorded at Astoria Studios in London, Mayfair Studios in London, Britannia Row Studios in London, Audio International in London, A&M Studios in Los Angeles, CA and Village Recorders in Los Angeles, CA.
Produced by Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour.
Reached #3 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the UK Albums Chart.
Highlights:
“Learning to Fly” “The Dogs of War” “On the Turning Away”

 

2.  Kick – INXS
Released on October 19 by WEA/Atlantic/Mercury/Polygram.
Recorded at Rhinoceros Recordings in Sydney, Australia and Studio De La Grande in Paris, France.
Produced by Chris Thomas.
Highlights:
“New Sensation” “Devil Inside” “Mediate” “Need You Tonight” “Never Tear Us Apart” “Mystify” “Kick” “Tiny Daggers”

 

1. The Joshua Tree – U2
Released on March 9 by Island Records.
Recorded at STS Studios, Danesmoate House, and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, Ireland.
Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno.
Reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart.
Highlights:
“Where the Streets Have No Name” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” “With or Without You” “Bullet the Blue Sky” “In God’s Country”

 

Honorable Mentions:

Songs About Fucking – Big Black
Music for the Masses – Depeche Mode
Electric – The Cult
Jane’s Addiction – Jane’s Addiction
Girls Girls Girls – Motley Crue

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