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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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,543 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:66,222
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,689 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,168 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:45,888
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,348 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:885 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:30,052
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,013 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:12,288
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  82/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,679
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  83/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,349
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  76/100 (709 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,367
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  79/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,267
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  79/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,230
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  76/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:2,897
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  77/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 7 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%
Delerium 2 0%
Miles Davis 2 0%
Christian Death 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 436 46%
United Kingdom 228 24%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 19 2%
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