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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 22,000 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:1,496 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:64,558
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,623 votes)
Comments: 179 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,141 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:45,131
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,303 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:848 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:28,836
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (977 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:12,204
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  82/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,797
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  83/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,183
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  76/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,131
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  79/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,934
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  78/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,196
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:589
Average Rating:  76/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,865
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  77/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 3 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%
The Kinks 2 0%
Delerium 2 0%
Christian Death 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 433 46%
United Kingdom 224 24%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 19 2%
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