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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 15,000 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 New Order.
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1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,112 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:49,867
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,131 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:860 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:37,240
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: 85/100 (952 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:22,141
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: 85/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:10,517
Rank in 1980s18Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: 81/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,476
Rank in 1980s45Overall Rank:337
Average Rating: 83/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:4,014
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:380
Average Rating: 76/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

3 Feet High and RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:3,537
Rank in 1980s61Overall Rank:428
Average Rating: 79/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:3,321
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:445
Average Rating: 78/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:2,642
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:555
Average Rating: 76/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

TechniqueUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1989Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:1,957
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:721
Average Rating: 79/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Death In June 3 0%
Green On Red 3 0%
Negativland 3 0%
The Walkabouts 2 0%
Cazuza 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 315 47%
United Kingdom 162 24%
Germany 27 4%
Australia 23 3%
Canada 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 14 2%
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