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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 23,000 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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1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,521 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:65,424
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,661 votes)
Comments: 183 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,154 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:45,419
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,325 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:861 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:29,430
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (991 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:12,214
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  82/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,887
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  83/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,312
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  76/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,382
Rank in 1980s62Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  79/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,213
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  79/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,210
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:594
Average Rating:  76/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,896
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  78/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Delerium 2 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 435 46%
United Kingdom 225 24%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 19 2%
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