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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 26,000 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:1,667 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:70,010
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,852 votes)
Comments: 195 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,280 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:48,863
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,465 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:995 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:33,638
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,149 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:13,228
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  82/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,012
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  83/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,777
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  76/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,666
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  79/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,512
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  79/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,327
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  76/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,325
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:628
Average Rating:  77/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
The Four Brothers 2 0%
Mary Goes Round 2 0%
Bill Frisell 2 0%
Graham Parker 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Germany 39 4%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
France 17 2%
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