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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 36,000 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:2,055 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:81,882
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,303 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,564 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,995
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,791 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,315 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:42,461
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,464 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,210
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  82/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,673
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  83/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,657
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,000 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineMixed Nationality Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:5,312
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  79/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,239
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  78/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,315
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:586
Average Rating:  77/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,570
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  77/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya 2 0%
The Dickies 2 0%
Chet Baker 2 0%
Philip Aaberg 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 19 2%
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