AOTY 2018

1989 Album Releases

1989
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Apr 18
Pixies - Doolittle
Pixies
Doolittle
100
critic score
(5)
91
user score
(550)
Jun 15
Nirvana - Bleach
Nirvana
Bleach
80
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(323)
Mar 13
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
100
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(317)
May 1
The Cure - Disintegration
The Cure
Disintegration
80
critic score
(2)
90
user score
(304)
Jul 25
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique
94
critic score
(5)
87
user score
(204)
Mar 21
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Madonna
Like a Prayer
85
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(193)
Oct 20
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails
Pretty Hate Machine
95
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(168)
Sep 1
Galaxie 500 - On Fire
Galaxie 500
On Fire
92
critic score
(5)
88
user score
(128)
Jan 30
New Order - Technique
New Order
Technique
81
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(94)
Oct 16
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Kate Bush
The Sensual World
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(92)
Sep 19
Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
90
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(85)
Mar 3
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising
90
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(79)
Aug 16
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mother's Milk
55
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(71)
Oct 1
Fugazi - 13 Songs
Fugazi
13 Songs
85
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(57)
Jun 20
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Faith No More
The Real Thing
83
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(54)
Jan 1
Slint - Tweez
Slint
Tweez
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(46)
Jan 1
Swans - The Burning World
Swans
The Burning World
50
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(43)
May 22
Queen - The Miracle
Queen
The Miracle
45
critic score
(3)
53
user score
(41)
Sep 12
Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night
Julee Cruise
Floating into the Night
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(39)
Oct 10
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Automatic
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Automatic
69
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(34)
Oct 9
Kylie Minogue - Enjoy Yourself
Kylie Minogue
Enjoy Yourself
40
critic score
(3)
55
user score
(32)
Sep 18
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy
Bob Dylan
Oh Mercy
80
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(26)
Jan 10
Lou Reed - New York
Lou Reed
New York
87
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(25)
Sep 25
Tears For Fears - The Seeds of Love
Tears For Fears
The Seeds of Love
80
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(25)
May 12
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness
68
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(24)
Sep 5
Soundgarden - Louder Than Love
Soundgarden
Louder Than Love
63
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(24)
Oct 16
The Blue Nile - Hats
The Blue Nile
Hats
79
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(24)
Jun 20
Prince - Batman
Prince
Batman
54
critic score
(4)
66
user score
(23)
May 2
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
Neneh Cherry
Raw Like Sushi
83
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(20)
Oct 2
Neil Young - Freedom
Neil Young
Freedom
95
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(20)
Apr 24
Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
Black Sabbath
Headless Cross
50
critic score
(2)
58
user score
(19)
Feb 1
The Replacements - Don't Tell a Soul
The Replacements
Don't Tell a Soul
70
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(18)
Aug 29
The Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels
The Rolling Stones
Steel Wheels
75
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(18)
Sep 12
Aerosmith - Pump
Aerosmith
Pump
85
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(18)
Nov 2
Bad Religion - No Control
Bad Religion
No Control
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(17)
Nov 14
Ministry - The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Ministry
The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(17)
Jan 1
NoMeansNo - Wrong
NoMeansNo
Wrong
90
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(16)
Feb 27
Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire
Spacemen 3
Playing With Fire
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(16)
Apr 7
Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(16)
Apr 24
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
Tom Petty
Full Moon Fever
80
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(16)
Jun 19
Cher - Heart of Stone
Cher
Heart of Stone
80
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(16)
Nov 13
Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Godflesh
Streetcleaner
87
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(15)
Apr 10
The Cult - Sonic Temple
The Cult
Sonic Temple
70
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(14)
Mar 1
Operation Ivy - Energy
Operation Ivy
Energy
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(13)
Jan 1
Philip Glass - Solo Piano
Philip Glass
Solo Piano
76
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(12)
Jan 3
The Flaming Lips - Telepathic Surgery
The Flaming Lips
Telepathic Surgery
50
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(12)
Mar 23
Ramones - Brain Drain
Ramones
Brain Drain
40
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(12)
Aug 4
Testament - Practice What You Preach
Testament
Practice What You Preach
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(12)
Sep 19
Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
Lenny Kravitz
Let Love Rule
85
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(12)
Oct 3
David Byrne - Rei Momo
David Byrne
Rei Momo
85
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(12)
Oct 26
Legião Urbana - As Quatro Estações
Legião Urbana
As Quatro Estações
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(12)
May 9
Madonna - Express Yourself
Madonna
Express Yourself
50
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(11)
Nov 21
Rush - Presto
Rush
Presto
55
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(11)
Jan 1
Minor Threat - Complete Discography
Minor Threat
Complete Discography
100
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(10)
Feb 27
XTC - Oranges & Lemons
XTC
Oranges & Lemons
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(10)
Mar 6
Dream Theater - When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater
When Dream and Day Unite
60
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(10)
Mar 13
Depeche Mode - 101
Depeche Mode
101
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(10)
Mar 21
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Madonna
Like a Prayer
88
user score
(10)
May 8
Cyndi Lauper - A Night to Remember
Cyndi Lauper
A Night to Remember
50
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(10)
Sep 4
Primal Scream - Primal Scream
Primal Scream
Primal Scream
50
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(10)
Oct 13
Grace Jones - Bulletproof Heart
Grace Jones
Bulletproof Heart
40
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(10)
Jun 1
Fugazi - Margin Walker
Fugazi
Margin Walker
78
user score
(9)
Jun 1
Sodom - Agent Orange
Sodom
Agent Orange
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(9)
Jun 5
Peter Gabriel - Passion
Peter Gabriel
Passion
80
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(9)
Jul 11
The The - Mind Bomb
The The
Mind Bomb
90
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(9)
Aug 28
The Beach Boys - Still Cruisin'
The Beach Boys
Still Cruisin'
30
critic score
(2)
33
user score
(9)
Sep 1
Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood
Mötley Crüe
Dr. Feelgood
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(9)
Sep 20
The Sugarcubes - Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
The Sugarcubes
Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
60
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(9)
Oct 1
Can - Rite Time
Can
Rite Time
60
critic score
(1)
44
user score
(9)
Oct 13
Voivod - Nothingface
Voivod
Nothingface
95
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(9)
Nov 1
Mudhoney - Mudhoney
Mudhoney
Mudhoney
60
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(9)
Nov 1
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen
Queen Latifah
All Hail the Queen
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(9)
Nov 24
Phil Collins - ...But Seriously
Phil Collins
...But Seriously
50
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(9)
Dec 4
808 State - Ninety
808 State
Ninety
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(9)
Feb 28
Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls
75
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(8)
Apr 1
Bob Mould - Workbook
Bob Mould
Workbook
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(8)
Jun 5
Paul McCartney - Flowers in the Dirt
Paul McCartney
Flowers in the Dirt
70
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(8)
Jun 19
Kreator - Extreme Aggression
Kreator
Extreme Aggression
90
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(8)
Jun 27
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing
The B-52's
Cosmic Thing
73
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(8)
Dec 1
Boredoms - Soul Discharge
Boredoms
Soul Discharge
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(8)
Jan 1
Melvins - Ozma
Melvins
Ozma
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(7)
Mar 7
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
Milli Vanilli
Girl You Know It's True
50
critic score
(2)
32
user score
(7)
Apr 21
X Japan - Blue Blood
X Japan
Blue Blood
69
user score
(7)
Apr 24
Autopsy - Severed Survival
Autopsy
Severed Survival
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(7)
May 22
Tin Machine - Tin Machine
Tin Machine
Tin Machine
80
critic score
(1)
58
user score
(7)
Jun 1
The Telescopes - Taste
The Telescopes
Taste
50
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(7)
Jun 16
The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(7)
Jul 24
不失者 [Fushitsusha] - 1st
不失者 [Fushitsusha]
1st
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(7)
Sep 4
Einstürzende Neubauten - Haus der Lüge
Einstürzende Neubauten
Haus der Lüge
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(7)
Oct 1
The Wedding Present - Bizarro
The Wedding Present
Bizarro
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(7)
Oct 3
Belinda Carlisle - Runaway Horses
Belinda Carlisle
Runaway Horses
60
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(7)
Nov 4
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness
Carcass
Symphonies of Sickness
82
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(7)
Jan 24
Skid Row - Skid Row
Skid Row
Skid Row
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(6)
Jan 31
Too $hort - Life is...Too Short
Too $hort
Life is...Too Short
100
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(6)
Apr 17
Annihilator - Alice in Hell
Annihilator
Alice in Hell
75
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(6)
May 8
Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years
Simple Minds
Street Fighting Years
45
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(6)
May 18
Miles Davis - Amandla
Miles Davis
Amandla
80
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(6)
Jun 1
Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
Boogie Down Productions
Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(6)
Jun 1
Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World
Chris Isaak
Heart Shaped World
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(6)
Jul 25
Alice Cooper - Trash
Alice Cooper
Trash
60
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(6)
Jul 25
EPMD - Unfinished Business
EPMD
Unfinished Business
90
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(6)
Sep 12
Big Daddy Kane - It's a Big Daddy Thing
Big Daddy Kane
It's a Big Daddy Thing
85
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(6)
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