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

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,689 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:70,407
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,879 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,290 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:48,969
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,491 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,009 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:33,826
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,166 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:13,376
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  82/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,942
Rank in 1980s50Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  83/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,758
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  76/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,648
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  79/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,640
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  79/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,366
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:630
Average Rating:  77/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,357
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  76/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Death In June 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
The Four Brothers 2 0%
Mary's Danish 2 0%
Multicoloured Shades 2 0%
Negativland 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Germany 39 4%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
France 16 2%
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