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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 27,000 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, De La Soul, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed and Tom Petty.
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1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,706 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:70,947
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,897 votes)
Comments: 198 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,300 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:49,167
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,499 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,028 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:34,420
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,182 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:13,393
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  82/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,952
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  83/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,788
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  76/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,665
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  79/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,657
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  79/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,357
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:638
Average Rating:  77/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,338
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:641
Average Rating:  76/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Gary Numan 4 0%
Death In June 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Christian Death 2 0%
Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 2 0%
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 239 24%
Germany 39 4%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 17 2%
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