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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:1,143 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:51,066
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,169 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:880 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:37,894
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: 85/100 (976 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:22,796
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:360 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:10,708
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:142
Average Rating: 81/100 (410 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:4,410
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:349
Average Rating: 83/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,187
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:372
Average Rating: 76/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,581
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:430
Average Rating: 79/100 (243 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:3,574
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:433
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 1980s80Overall Rank:565
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%
Death In June 3 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Christian Death 2 0%
Roy Orbison 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 337 47%
United Kingdom 171 24%
Germany 30 4%
Australia 23 3%
Canada 23 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 14 2%
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