Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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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50,262
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1989
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33,857
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1989
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30,824
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1989
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9,144
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1989
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5,431
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1989
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4,298
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1989
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3,980
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3,541
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1989
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3,293
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1989
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2,805
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 924 92%
Yes 80 8%
Live? Albums %
No 1,002 100%
Yes 2 0%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
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3. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
4. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
5. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
6. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
7. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
8. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
9. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
10. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
11. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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