Back to Top Year By Year MenuBest Music Albums - Year By Year: 1989

1. The Cure: Disintegration

The Cure: Disintegration The Cure in their darkest disguise...

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2. Simple Minds: Street Fighting Years

Simple Minds: Street Fighting Years Their most mature and complex album...

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3. The The: Mind Bomb

The The: Mind Bomb Matt Johnson's personal demons go hand in hand with fine melodies and extensive use of synths.

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4. Tears For Fears: The Seeds Of Love

Tears For Fears: The Seeds Of Love Tears For Fears moving in a more mature direction and away from popularity...

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5. Daryl Braithwaite: Edge

Daryl Braithwaite: Edge The man from down under to take over from John Farnham. However, Braithwaite has better songs and more to offer.

6. Del Amitri: Waking Hours

Del Amitri: Waking Hours The album that put them on the landmark. They did one back in 1985 too but don't talk too much about it. This is where the story begins...

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7. Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule

Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule The birth of a new black rock'n'roll king. Kravitz possessed an enormous energy and personality,  leaving everybody breathless.

8. Francis Cabrel: Sarbacane

Francis Cabrel: Sarbacane My French fascination sets in and I discover one of France's best singer-songwriters.

9. Don Henley: The End Of The Innocence

Don Henley: The End Of The Innocence A mature album from Don Henley with less synths. Contains the brilliant "New York Minute".

10. Phil Collins: ...But Seriously

Phil Collins: ...But Seriously Phil Collins has meant more to popular music than people will acknowledge. This album, for instance, contains one great song after another. Couldn't be avoided in 1989.

Albums that also made an impact:
Madonna: Like A Prayer
Chris Rea: The Road To Hell

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