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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 18,000 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:1,230 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:54,223
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,284 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:939 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:39,136
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:701 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:24,344
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,104
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  81/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,786
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  83/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,311
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  76/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,656
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  78/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,567
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  78/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,794
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  76/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,178
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:714
Average Rating:  78/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Death In June 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
Cazuza 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 379 47%
United Kingdom 193 24%
Germany 34 4%
Canada 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
France 16 2%
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