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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:1,254 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:54,790
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,308 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:39,771
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:718 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:25,156
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (780 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,218
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  81/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,125
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  84/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,429
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  76/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,684
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  79/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,650
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  78/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,842
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  76/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,199
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:724
Average Rating:  78/100 (155 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%
Negativland 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Napalm Death 2 0%
Rush 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 390 47%
United Kingdom 194 23%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
France 16 2%
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