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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 33,000 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:1,951 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:78,500
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,209 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,494 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:54,428
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,724 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,221 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:40,571
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,399 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:14,967
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  82/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,503
Rank in 1980s52Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  83/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,442
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  76/100 (948 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:5,259
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  79/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,961
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  78/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,895
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  77/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,545
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  77/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Gary Numan 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Boredoms 2 0%
The Dickies 2 0%
Christian Death 2 0%
Multicoloured Shades 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 25 3%
Brazil 15 2%
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