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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, Nine Inch Nails, De La Soul, Tom Petty and Faith No More.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,181 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:52,652
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,205 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:907 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:38,783
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,000 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:668 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:23,744
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: 85/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:10,997
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: 81/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,516
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:348
Average Rating: 83/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,259
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:376
Average Rating: 76/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,687
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:431
Average Rating: 78/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,567
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:442
Average Rating: 78/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,677
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:577
Average Rating: 76/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

The Real ThingUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1989Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:757
Average Rating: 78/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Death In June 3 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
The Walkabouts 2 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 47%
United Kingdom 176 24%
Germany 30 4%
Canada 24 3%
Australia 23 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
France 13 2%
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