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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 17,000 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:1,221 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:53,865
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,253 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:930 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:39,218
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,030 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:689 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:24,201
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,075
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,661
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  83/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,156
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  76/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,694
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:439
Average Rating:  78/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,483
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  78/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,785
Rank in 1980s80Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  76/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,153
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:707
Average Rating:  78/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 373 47%
United Kingdom 185 23%
Germany 33 4%
Canada 25 3%
Australia 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
France 14 2%
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