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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 29,000 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, Lou Reed and Tom Petty.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,808 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:74,678
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,998 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,374 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:51,000
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,571 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,104 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:36,546
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,246 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:14,086
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  82/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,252
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  83/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,180
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  76/100 (864 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,881
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  79/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,795
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  79/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,571
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  77/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,542
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  76/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Gary Numan 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Killdozer 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 29 3%
France 17 2%
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