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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, De La Soul, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty and Lou Reed.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,271 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:55,375
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,318 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:982 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:40,444
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,078 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:25,405
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,298
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  81/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,255
Rank in 1980s44Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  84/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,532
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  76/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,738
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  79/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,662
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  78/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,878
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  75/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,273
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:703
Average Rating:  78/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Helios Creed 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 391 46%
United Kingdom 198 24%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 28 3%
Canada 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 16 2%
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