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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 35,000 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:1,997 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:79,765
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,245 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,528 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,538
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,752 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,258 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:41,247
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,426 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,011
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  82/100 (764 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,577
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  83/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,487
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  76/100 (968 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:5,337
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  79/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,068
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  78/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,045
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:607
Average Rating:  77/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  77/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Gary Numan 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Helios Creed 2 0%
Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 2 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
Mary Goes Round 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 25 3%
Brazil 15 2%
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