Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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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Total albums: 12. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 456 45%
United Kingdom 225 22%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 19 2%
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Best Artists of 1989
1. Pixies
2. The Stone Roses
3. The Cure
4. Beastie Boys
5. Galaxie 500
6. Nirvana
7. Nine Inch Nails
8. De La Soul
9. Tom Petty
10. Lou Reed
11. New Order
12. Madonna
13. Faith No More
14. Kate Bush
15. Aerosmith
16. The Blue Nile
17. Fugazi
18. Julee Cruise
19. Janet Jackson
20. Peter Gabriel
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