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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 19,000 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:1,318 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:57,664
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,378 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,003 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:41,144
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,117 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:26,209
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:11,468
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  81/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,480
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  83/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,907
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  76/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,807
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  78/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,686
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:461
Average Rating:  78/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,928
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  75/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,401
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:678
Average Rating:  78/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Negativland 3 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 403 46%
United Kingdom 204 23%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 29 3%
Canada 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
France 17 2%
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