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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 30,000 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:1,837 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:75,576
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,034 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,394 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:51,825
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,605 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,124 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:37,242
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,276 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:14,405
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  82/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,307
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  83/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,268
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  76/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,898
Rank in 1980s66Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  79/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,845
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  78/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,613
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  77/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,485
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  77/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Gary Numan 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Mary Goes Round 2 0%
Queen 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 241 24%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Germany 35 3%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 30 3%
France 16 2%
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