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, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails and Lou Reed.
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Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
37,394
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Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
27,786
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Year of Release:
1989
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25,876
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Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
7,245
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Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
4,427
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Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
3,811
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Year of Release:
1989
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3,629
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Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
3,459
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Year of Release:
1989
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3,431
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Year of Release:
1989
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2,492
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Country Albums %


United States 448 45%
United Kingdom 237 24%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Japan 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 914 91%
Yes 86 9%
Live? Albums %
No 972 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
9. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
12. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
13. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
14. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
15. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
16. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
17. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
18. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
19. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
20. Top 90.3 Listener Voted Albums by KEXP (2008)
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