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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 17,000 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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1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,206 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:53,138
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,239 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:919 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:38,786
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,019 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:23,960
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (735 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,030
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  81/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,501
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  83/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,257
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  76/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,700
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  78/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,526
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  78/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,761
Rank in 1980s79Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  76/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,147
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  78/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Negativland 3 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Death In June 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
Mary Goes Round 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 365 48%
United Kingdom 180 24%
Germany 30 4%
Canada 24 3%
Australia 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 14 2%
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