Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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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1989
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50,114
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1989
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33,931
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1989
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30,943
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1989
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9,198
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1989
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5,414
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1989
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4,256
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1989
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4,011
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1989
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3,550
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1989
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3,299
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1989
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2,900
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 924 92%
Yes 80 8%
Live? Albums %
No 1,002 100%
Yes 2 0%
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5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
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