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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 35,000 greatest album charts.

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1989 year summaryThe best artists of 1989 were Pixies, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Galaxie 500, 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:2,039 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:81,555
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,290 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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2.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,550 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,968
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,782 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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3.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,296 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:42,410
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,453 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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4.

Paul's BoutiqueUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1989Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 1989:4Rank Score:15,176
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  82/100 (781 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

BleachUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1989Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:6,652
Rank in 1980s53Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  76/100 (993 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1989:6Rank Score:6,582
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  83/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Pretty Hate MachineMixed Nationality Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1989Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1989:7Rank Score:5,353
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  79/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

3 Feet High And RisingUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1989:8Rank Score:5,228
Rank in 1980s69Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  78/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Full Moon FeverUnited States Tom Petty
Year of Release:1989Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1989:9Rank Score:4,129
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  77/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

New YorkUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1989Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1989:10Rank Score:3,591
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  77/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Miles Davis 2 0%
Philip Aaberg 2 0%
Янка Дягилева [Yanka Dyagileva] 2 0%
Christian Death 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 18 2%
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