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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 19,000 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:1,339 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:58,504
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,402 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,026 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:41,628
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,142 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:26,394
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (833 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,610
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  81/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,469
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  83/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,824
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  76/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,005
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  78/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,766
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  78/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,995
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  75/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,459
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  77/100 (180 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%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Napalm Death 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 413 47%
United Kingdom 206 23%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 17 2%
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