Top Albums of 1989





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
47
Pixies Doolittle Indie Rock
2
55
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
265
The Cure Disintegration Gothic Rock, Post-Punk
6
336
Madonna Like a Prayer Pop
7
375
New Order Technique Alternative Dance, Synthpop
8
492
Lou Reed New York Rock
9
552
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock
10
684
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
11
793
Nirvana Bleach Grunge
12
838
Galaxie 500 On Fire Dream Pop, Slowcore
13
936
Neil Young Freedom Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
14
981
The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon New Orleans R&B, Soul
15
1010
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 Dance-Pop, New Jack Swing
16
1035
The Blue Nile Hats Sophisti-Pop
17
1038
Mano Negra Puta's Fever Alternative Rock, Latin Alternative
18
1068
Faith No More The Real Thing Alternative Rock, Funk Metal
19
1117
808 State 90 Acid House
20
1133
Fugazi 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP) Post-Hardcore
21
1174
Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature Conscious Hip Hop
22
1175
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
23
1181
Aerosmith Pump Hard Rock
24
1209
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
25
1337
Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time Blues Rock, Pop Rock
26
1406
Spacemen 3 Playing with Fire Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
27
1432
John Lee Hooker The Healer Electric Blues
28
1455
Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi Pop Rap
29
1518
Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule Rock
30
1611
Caetano Veloso Estrangeiro MPB, Singer/Songwriter
31
1675
Kate Bush The Sensual World Art Pop
32
1828
Inner City Paradise/Big Fun Detroit Techno, House
33
1900
Roy Orbison Mystery Girl Pop Rock
34
1941
Mekons The Mekons Rock'n'roll Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
35
2346
The Cult Sonic Temple Hard Rock
36
2406
Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen Pop Rap
37
2410
Bob Mould Workbook Indie Rock
38
2549
The The Mind Bomb Alternative Rock, Art Pop, Pop Rock
39
2558
Daniel Lanois Acadie Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
40
2579
Van Morrison Avalon Sunset Pop Rock
41
2671
Urban Dance Squad Mental Floss for the Globe Rap Rock
42
2707
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Ambient, Film Score, New Age, Regional Music
43
2744
Fine Young Cannibals The Raw and the Cooked New Wave, Pop Rock
44
2825
Indigo Girls Indigo Girls Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
45
2905
Elvis Costello Spike Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
46
2919
k.d. Lang Absolute Torch and Twang Country
47
2983
Godflesh Streetcleaner Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal
48
2989
Naked City Torture Garden Avant-Garde Jazz, Grindcore
49
2994
Julee Cruise Floating into the Night Ambient Pop, Dream Pop

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
The Young Gods L'eau Rouge Industrial Rock
Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio Industrial
Cheb Khaled & Safy Boutella Kutché Raļ
Camper Van Beethoven Key Lime Pie Indie Rock
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
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock
DeLillos Hjernen er Alene Pop Rock
Virgo Virgo Chicago House
Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better Hardcore Hip Hop
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint Minimalism
Jakob Hellman ...och stora havet Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock
The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Rock
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