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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 38,000 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:83,088
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,384 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,583 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:56,016
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,841 votes)
Comments: 175 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,341 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:43,147
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,524 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:652 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,292
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (815 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:6,673
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  83/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,530
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:406
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,029 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineMixed Nationality Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:5,244
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  79/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,176
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  78/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,287
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  77/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,613
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  78/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Philip Aaberg 2 0%
Todd Rundgren 2 0%
Graham Parker 2 0%
Chet Baker 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 18 2%
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