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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 37,000 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:2,096 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:83,083
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,351 votes)
Comments: 241 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,570 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,896
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,821 votes)
Comments: 175 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,336 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:43,142
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,498 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:650 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,557
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  82/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,688
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  83/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,580
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,015 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineMixed Nationality Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:5,356
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  79/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,290
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  78/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,279
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  77/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,658
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  78/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Янка Дягилева [Yanka Dyagileva] 2 0%
Helios Creed 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 448 45%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 19 2%
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