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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 28,000 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:1,757 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:73,052
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,958 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,338 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:50,065
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,539 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,072 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:35,819
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,212 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:13,553
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  82/100 (664 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,069
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  83/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,001
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  76/100 (852 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,833
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  79/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,787
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  79/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,440
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  76/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,416
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  77/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Death In June 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya 2 0%
The Dickies 2 0%
The Walkabouts 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 29 3%
France 17 2%
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