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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 28,000 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:1,745 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:72,516
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,944 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,328 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:49,892
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,523 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,058 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:35,514
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,204 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:512 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:13,482
Rank in 1980s20Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  82/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,115
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  83/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:5,965
Rank in 1980s51Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  76/100 (845 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:4,793
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  79/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:4,777
Rank in 1980s65Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  79/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:3,402
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  77/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,372
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  76/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Gary Numan 4 0%
Death In June 4 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Mary Goes Round 2 0%
Christian Death 2 0%
Elvis Costello 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 29 3%
France 17 2%
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