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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 38,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,096 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:83,088
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,390 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,583 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:56,027
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,846 votes)
Comments: 175 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,342 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:43,232
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,529 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,305
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (816 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,684
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  82/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,545
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,034 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:5,250
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  79/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,178
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  78/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,289
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  77/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,613
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:710
Average Rating:  78/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 2 0%
Outskirts Of Infinity 2 0%
Delerium 2 0%
Miles Davis 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 18 2%
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