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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 16,000 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 Faith No More.
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1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,145 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:51,000
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:881 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:37,901
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: 85/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:22,753
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: 85/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:10,602
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:148
Average Rating: 81/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,417
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:348
Average Rating: 83/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,192
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:370
Average Rating: 76/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,599
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:427
Average Rating: 79/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,550
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:436
Average Rating: 78/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,662
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:562
Average Rating: 76/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

The Real ThingUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1989Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:1,932
Rank in 1980s114Overall Rank:756
Average Rating: 78/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Negativland 3 0%
Death In June 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 339 47%
United Kingdom 170 24%
Germany 30 4%
Australia 24 3%
Canada 23 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
France 14 2%
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