Top Albums of 1989

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 42 Pixies Doolittle Indie Rock
2 58 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses Baggy / Madchester
3 75 De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising Conscious Hip Hop
4 99 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique Hip Hop
5 248 The Cure Disintegration Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
6 339 Madonna Like a Prayer Pop
7 361 New Order Technique Alternative Dance, Synthpop
8 483 Lou Reed New York Rock
9 527 Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock
10 625 Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
11 739 Nirvana Bleach Grunge
12 743 Galaxie 500 On Fire Dream Pop, Slowcore
13 883 Faith No More The Real Thing Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
14 889 Neil Young Freedom Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15 932 Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop, Soul
16 944 The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon New Orleans R&B, Soul
17 1073 808 State 90 Acid House
18 1088 Fugazi 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP) Post-Hardcore
19 1096 Mano Negra Puta's Fever Alternative Rock, Latin Alternative
20 1134 Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature Conscious Hip Hop
21 1136 Aerosmith Pump Hard Rock
22 1141 The Blue Nile Hats Sophisti-Pop
23 1182 Bob Dylan Oh Mercy Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
24 1217 Tom Petty Full Moon Fever Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
25 1280 Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi Pop Rap
26 1285 Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time Blues Rock, Pop Rock
27 1308 Spacemen 3 Playing with Fire Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
28 1473 Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule Rock
29 1493 John Lee Hooker The Healer Electric Blues
30 1541 Caetano Veloso Estrangeiro MPB, Singer/Songwriter
31 1628 Kate Bush The Sensual World Art Pop
32 1727 Inner City Paradise/Big Fun Detroit Techno, House
33 1768 Roy Orbison Mystery Girl Pop Rock
34 1888 Mekons The Mekons Rock'n'roll Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
35 2181 The Cult Sonic Temple Hard Rock
36 2224 Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen Pop Rap
37 2305 Bob Mould Workbook Indie Rock
38 2320 Van Morrison Avalon Sunset Pop Rock
39 2425 Godflesh Streetcleaner Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal
40 2442 Daniel Lanois Acadie Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
41 2476 Elvis Costello Spike Alternative Rock, Pop, Singer/Songwriter
42 2559 The The Mind Bomb Alternative Rock, Art Pop, Pop Rock
43 2683 Indigo Girls Indigo Girls Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter     
44 2695 Fine Young Cannibals The Raw and the Cooked New Wave, Pop Rock
45 2756 Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Ambient, Film Score, New Age, Regional Music
46 2810 XTC Oranges & Lemons Pop Rock
47 2841 Naked City Torture Garden Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental, Grindcore
48 2897 Julee Cruise Floating into the Night Ambient Pop, Dream Pop
49 2963 Urban Dance Squad Mental Floss for the Globe Rap Rock

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