Best Albums of 1989

Listed below are the best albums of 1989 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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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50,797
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1989
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33,546
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1989
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30,332
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1989
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9,260
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1989
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5,273
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1989
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4,412
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1989
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3,859
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1989
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3,610
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1989
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3,035
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1989
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2,625
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1989 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Roy Orbison 3 0%
Green On Red 2 0%
Rush 2 0%
Killdozer 2 0%
L. Shankar 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 225 22%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 30 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 19 2%
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Best Artists of 1985
1. Kate Bush
2. Tom Waits
3. Dire Straits
4. The Smiths
5. The Jesus And Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. The Replacements
8. Tears For Fears
9. Marillion
10. New Order
11. Prefab Sprout
12. The Pogues
13. The Fall
14. Hüsker Dü
15. The Waterboys
16. R.E.M.
17. Talking Heads
18. Prince
19. Prince And The Revolution
20. The Cult
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