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Best Albums of 1989

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 25,000 greatest album charts.

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1989 year summaryThe best artists of 1989 were Pixies, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Beastie Boys, Galaxie 500, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, De La Soul, Tom Petty and Lou Reed.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,612 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:68,427
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,781 votes)
Comments: 191 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,233 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:47,557
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,422 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:948 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:32,183
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,095 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:12,739
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  82/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,864
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  83/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,677
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  76/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,609
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  79/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,509
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:461
Average Rating:  79/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,300
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:617
Average Rating:  76/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,074
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  78/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Neil Young 2 0%
The Four Brothers 2 0%
Mary Goes Round 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 237 24%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 19 2%
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