Best of 1989- The Album List

Time to put 1989 on display and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the year that was closing the 80's decade. Known as the year of revolutions that swept through the eastern block countries in Europe as well as the year of innovations which brought the first commercial internet services.
Musically the charts were still dominated by Stock-Aitken-Waterman hits also introducing Donna Summer to their hits factory. The second half of 1989 was also dominated by the the growing House music genre led by Inner City and S'Express and Italo disco which evolved into Eurodance.
Even though the 1989 chronologically belonged to the 80's decade, it clearly sensed the 90's spirit in all terms and the music styles that started in late 90's eventually reached their peak points in the 90's and beyond.
In order to see how the albums of 1989 are reflected today, thirty years after, we are inviting you again to contribute with your list of albums. Below is the list of album we recommend which is of course not definite.
Look forward to receive your lists. or comments here

808 State- 90
10,000 Maniacs- Blind Man's Zoo
A Guy Called Gerald- Hot Lemonade
A Split Second- ...From the Inside
Adamski- Liveandirect
Adeva- Adeva
Alphaville- The Breathtaking Blue
And Also the Trees- Farewell to the Shade
Asylum Party- Borderline
B-52’s, The- Cosmic Thing
Beautiful South, The- Welcome to the Beautiful South
Bel Canto- Birds of Passage
Belinda Carlisle- Runaway Horses
Blue Nile, The- Hats
Camouflage- Methods of Silence
Celebrate the Nun- Meanwhile
Cher- Heart of Stone
China Crisis- Diary of a Hollow Horse
Clock DVA- Buried Dreams
Coldcut- What's That Noise?
Cure, The- Disintegration
Cyndi Lauper- A Night to Remember
David Byrne- Rei Momo
Deacon Blue- When the World Knows Your Name
Donna Summer- Another Place and Time
Einstürzende Neubauten- Haus der Lüge
Erasure- Wild!
Eurythmics- We Too Are One
Fatima Mansions, The - Against Nature
Fine Young Cannibals- The Raw & the Cooked
Frazier Chorus- Sue
Galaxie 500- On Fire
He Said- Take Care
Hex- Hex
Holly Johnson- Blast
Hubert Kah- Sound of My Heart
Ian McCulloch- Candleland
Inner City- Paradise
Inspiral Carpets- Dung 4
Jesus and Mary Chain, The- Automatic
Juliee Cruise- Floating Into the Night
KLF, The - What Time Is Love? Story
Kate Bush- The Sensual World
Kitchens of Distinction- Love Is Hell
Kylie Minogue- Enjoy Yourself
Laurie Anderson- Strange Angels
Legendary Pink Dots, The- The Golden Age
Lilac Time, The - Paradise Circus
Little Nemo- Sounds in the Attic
Liza Minnelli- Results
Love and Rockets- Love and Rockets
Lowlife- Godhead
Madonna- Like a Prayer
Malcolm McLaren and The Bootzilla Orchestra -Waltz Darling
Momus- Don't Stop the Night
Neneh Cherry- Raw Like Sushi
Neon Judgement, The -Blood & Thunder
New Order- Technique
Ocean Blue, The - The Ocean Blue
Peter Murphy- Deep
Pixies- Doolittle
Pop Will Eat Itself- This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This!
Prefab Sprout- Protest Songs
Psyche- The Influence
S'Express- Original Soundtrack
Shakespear's Sister -Sacred Heart
Simple Minds- Street Fight Years
Simply Red- A New Flame
Spacemen 3- Playing With Fire
Stan Ridgway- Mosquitos
Stevie Nicks- The Other Side of the Mirror
Stone Roses, The- The Stone Roses
Swing Out Sister Kaleidoscope World
Tears for Fears- The Seeds of Love
Technotronic- Pump Up the Jam: The Album
Texas- Southside
Then Jericho- Big Area
The The- Mind Bomb
Transvision Vamp- Velveteen
XTC- Oranges & Lemons
Xymox- Twist of Shadows
Wire- It's Beginning to and Back Again


Anonymous said...

1. Pixies- Doolittle
2. The Cure- Disintegration
3. The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses
4. Galaxie 500- On Fire
5. Julee Cruise- Floating Into the Night
6. New Order- Technique
7. The Blue Nile- Hats
8. Kate Bush- Sensual World
9. The Wedding Present- Bizarro
10. Spacemen 3- Playing With Fire

cagliostro said...

here we go again to end ths 80's , Sadly i dont't know a lot of the albums in this list, maybe i was less interested on this year production or the sound of 1989's music didn't match my tastes .

but aren't you missing th following on your list
Eurythmics, We Too Are One
Simple Minds, Street Fighting Years
Then jericho, Big area
Simply red, a new flame
China Crisis, Diary of a hollow horse

Bori B. said...

Thanks Cagliostro!
Will add them!

fancy_footwork said...

1. The Cure - Disintegration
2. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
3. Pixies - Doolitle
4. 10,000 Maniacs - Blind Man's Zoo
5. The B-52's - Cosmic Thing
6. Galaxie 500 - On Fire
7. Inner City - Paradise
8. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Automatic
9. Madonna - Like a Prayer
10. The Blue Nile - Hats

Bori B. said...

1. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
2. Tears for Fears- Seeds of Love
3. Liza Minelli- Results
4. The Blue Nile- Hats
5. Malcolm McLaren- Waltz Darling
6. Bel Canto- Birds of Passage
7. The Cure- Disintegration
8. Holly Johnson - Blast
9. New Order- Technique
10. Galaxie 500 - On Fire