Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1989 year summaryThe best artists of 1989 were Pixies, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Beastie Boys, Galaxie 500, De La Soul, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty and Lou Reed.
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Year of Release:
1989
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36,413
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Year of Release:
1989
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27,826
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1989
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25,653
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Year of Release:
1989
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7,211
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Year of Release:
1989
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4,346
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1989
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3,927
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Year of Release:
1989
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3,687
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1989
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3,474
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Year of Release:
1989
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3,459
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1989
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2,540
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 449 45%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
Australia 25 2%
Japan 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 915 91%
Yes 86 9%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 14 1%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Nevermind by Nirvana
3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
4. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
5. The Bends by Radiohead
6. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
7. Ten by Pearl Jam
8. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. Grace by Jeff Buckley
10. In Utero by Nirvana
11. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
12. Illmatic by Nas
13. Dummy by Portishead
14. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
15. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Homogenic by Björk
18. Spiderland by Slint
19. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
20. Achtung Baby by U2
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