Classic Rock Review of the Year 1987
1987 was a kind of an oasis of strong album releases within the otherwise weak era of the late 1980s. The year saw the commercial comebacks of Aerosmith and George Harrison, long awaited studio releases by Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, and U2, and a powerful debut by Guns n Roses.
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|Q: What is the best album of 1987?
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|Other 1987 Albums of Note|
1987 was a transitional year in rock n roll with hard rock reaching a crossroads that lead either down the short road of “hair” bands and the more promising road towards the alternative genre. There were many albums by artists who would make a big splash in future years, such as R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Jane’s Addiction, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was also the year which saw albums by established acts like David Bowie, Neil Young, Prince, and Van Morrison, along with rare debuts by Bruce Willis and Mick Jagger.
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