Top Albums of 1989





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
48
Pixies Doolittle Indie Rock
2
56
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses Baggy / Madchester
3
74
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising Conscious Hip Hop
4
103
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique Hip Hop
5
264
The Cure Disintegration Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
6
338
Madonna Like a Prayer Pop
7
381
New Order Technique Alternative Dance, Synthpop
8
499
Lou Reed New York Rock
9
561
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock
10
688
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
11
802
Nirvana Bleach Grunge
12
825
Galaxie 500 On Fire Dream Pop, Slowcore
13
932
Neil Young Freedom Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
14
995
The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon New Orleans R&B, Soul
15
1014
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 Dance-Pop, New Jack Swing
16
1035
Mano Negra Puta's Fever Alternative Rock, Latin Alternative
17
1037
The Blue Nile Hats Sophisti-Pop
18
1045
Faith No More The Real Thing Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
19
1133
808 State 90 Acid House
20
1135
Fugazi 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP) Post-Hardcore
21
1164
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
22
1177
Aerosmith Pump Hard Rock
23
1178
Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature Conscious Hip Hop
24
1210
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
25
1331
Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time Blues Rock, Pop Rock
26
1368
Spacemen 3 Playing with Fire Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
27
1441
Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi Pop Rap
28
1451
John Lee Hooker The Healer Electric Blues
29
1512
Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule Rock
30
1636
Caetano Veloso Estrangeiro MPB, Singer/Songwriter
31
1673
Kate Bush The Sensual World Art Pop
32
1822
Inner City Paradise/Big Fun Detroit Techno, House
33
1917
Roy Orbison Mystery Girl Pop Rock
34
1948
Mekons The Mekons Rock'n'roll Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
35
2287
The Cult Sonic Temple Hard Rock
36
2392
Bob Mould Workbook Indie Rock
37
2402
Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen Pop Rap
38
2536
Daniel Lanois Acadie Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
39
2570
The The Mind Bomb Alternative Rock, Art Pop, Pop Rock
40
2576
Van Morrison Avalon Sunset Pop Rock
41
2656
Urban Dance Squad Mental Floss for the Globe Rap Rock
42
2699
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Ambient, Film Score, New Age, Regional Music
43
2757
Fine Young Cannibals The Raw and the Cooked New Wave, Pop Rock
44
2809
Indigo Girls Indigo Girls Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
45
2898
k.d. Lang Absolute Torch and Twang Country
46
2927
Elvis Costello Spike Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
47
2943
Godflesh Streetcleaner Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal
48
2946
Julee Cruise Floating into the Night Ambient Pop, Dream Pop
49
2969
Naked City Torture Garden Avant-Garde Jazz, Grindcore

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
XTC Oranges & Lemons Pop Rock
Don Henley The End of the Innocence Pop Rock
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk Alternative Rock, Funk Rock
John Zorn Spy Vs. Spy Avant-Garde Jazz
Sepultura Beneath the Remains Thrash Metal
Noir Désir Veuillez rendre l'âme (à qui elle appartient) Alternative Rock
Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio Industrial
Camper Van Beethoven Key Lime Pie Indie Rock
The Young Gods L'eau Rouge Industrial Rock
Cheb Khaled & Safy Boutella Kutché Raļ
Ministry The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock
Boredoms Soul Discharge/Soul Discharge 99 Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
DumDum Boys Splitter Pine Pop Rock
The Tragically Hip Up to Here Roots Rock
Clint Black Killin' Time Contemporary Country
Bad Religion No Control Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk
Laurie Anderson Strange Angels Art Pop
Virgo Virgo Chicago House
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better Hardcore Hip Hop
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock
DeLillos Hjernen er Alene Pop Rock
Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Rock
Jakob Hellman ...och stora havet Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint Minimalism
John Scofield Time on My Hands Jazz
The Beautiful South Welcome to the Beautiful South Sophisti-Pop
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Road to the Riches Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
Branford Marsalis Trio Jeepy Jazz
Eric Clapton Journeyman Blues Rock
Roy Orbison A Black and White Night Live Pop Rock
The B-52's Cosmic Thing New Wave, Pop
Keith Whitley I Wonder Do You Think of Me Country
The Wonder Stuff Hup Indie Pop