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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 20,000 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:1,356 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:59,029
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,418 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,032 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:41,796
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,155 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:768 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:26,546
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (847 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,680
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  81/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,534
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  84/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,973
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  76/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,982
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  78/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,825
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  78/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,019
Rank in 1980s81Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  75/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,467
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  77/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 411 47%
United Kingdom 206 23%
Germany 35 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
France 17 2%
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