Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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 (US), Nine Inch Nails, De La Soul, Tom Petty and Lou Reed.
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1989
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44,766
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1989
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30,293
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30,143
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8,514
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1989
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4,974
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1989
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3,965
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1989
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3,787
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1989
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3,609
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1989
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3,510
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1989
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2,527
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 440 44%
United Kingdom 242 24%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 29 3%
Australia 25 2%
Japan 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 921 92%
Yes 82 8%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 9 1%
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14. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
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