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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 Lou Reed.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:52,661
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,211 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:912 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:38,758
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,005 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:670 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:23,838
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: 85/100 (726 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,020
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:146
Average Rating: 81/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,461
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:353
Average Rating: 84/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,336
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:368
Average Rating: 76/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,697
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:432
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:191 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,585
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:445
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:158 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,729
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:567
Average Rating: 76/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,011
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:750
Average Rating: 78/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Green On Red 3 0%
Death In June 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Bill Pritchard 2 0%
Mary Goes Round 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 351 47%
United Kingdom 179 24%
Germany 30 4%
Canada 24 3%
Australia 23 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
France 14 2%
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