Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1989 year summaryThe best artists of 1989 were Pixies, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Beastie Boys, Galaxie 500, De La Soul, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty and Lou Reed.
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Year of Release:
1989
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36,413
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1989
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27,826
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1989
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25,653
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Year of Release:
1989
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7,211
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1989
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4,346
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1989
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3,927
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1989
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3,687
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1989
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3,474
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1989
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3,459
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1989
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2,540
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 449 45%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
Australia 25 2%
Japan 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 915 91%
Yes 86 9%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 14 1%
Best Albums of 1991
1. Nevermind by Nirvana
2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
5. Achtung Baby by U2
6. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
7. Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
8. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Metallica by Metallica
10. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
11. Screamadelica by Primal Scream
12. Out Of Time by R.E.M.
13. Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
14. Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
15. Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses
16. Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog
17. Dangerous by Michael Jackson
18. Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev
19. Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins
20. Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub
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