Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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1989
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2,619
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1989
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2,302
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2,087
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1989
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1,675
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1989
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1,613
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13 Songs 
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1989
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1,576
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1989
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1,410
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1989
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1,340
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1989
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1,178
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1989
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1,109
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 445 44%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 22 2%
Japan 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 920 92%
Yes 81 8%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Artists of 1978
1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Blondie
3. Elvis Costello
4. The Cars
5. Van Halen
6. Kraftwerk
7. Kate Bush
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Talking Heads
10. Pere Ubu
11. Rush
12. Steve Reich
13. Big Star
14. Brian Eno
15. Dire Straits
16. Wire
17. The Jam
18. Devo
19. AC/DC
20. The Police
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