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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48,523
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1989
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32,471
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31,223
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1989
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9,088
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1989
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5,262
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1989
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4,197
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1989
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3,857
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1989
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3,612
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1989
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3,467
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1989
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2,693
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 444 44%
United Kingdom 238 24%
Germany 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 22 2%
Japan 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 919 92%
Yes 81 8%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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