Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1989 poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
2 59 Pixies - Doolittle 18
4 119 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique 9
3 77 De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising 8
5 318 New Order - Technique 8
6 360 The Cure - Disintegration 5
18 1065 Galaxie 500 - On Fire 5
14 861 The Blue Nile - Hats 4
15 929 Aerosmith - Pump 3
21 1192 Spacemen 3 - Playing with Fire 3
24 1358 Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever 3
7 364 Madonna - Like a Prayer 3
9 497 Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' 2
17 1022 Nirvana - Bleach 2
13 860 The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon 2
20 1093 Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy 1
16 970 Jungle Brothers - Done by the Forces of Nature 1
1 55 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses 1
12 708 Neil Young - Freedom 1
10 535 Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine 1
25 1393 Fugazi - 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP) 1
19 1088 Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time 0
11 690 Faith No More - The Real Thing 0
22 1239 Mano Negra - Puta's Fever 0
23 1316 808 State - 90 0
8 400 Lou Reed - New York 0


Bee OK, Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:17 (seven years ago) link

THIS IS IT, the last new album year for this year. i will probably do a runoff poll however.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:19 (seven years ago) link

btw, how good is that Top 10?

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:19 (seven years ago) link

LISTEN TO THIS PUMP

some dude, Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:20 (seven years ago) link

What a blah list! Finalists:

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
New Order - Technique
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Neil Young - Freedom
Aerosmith - Pump

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:21 (seven years ago) link

Beasties over Fugazi.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:32 (seven years ago) link

PIXIES 4EVA

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:49 (seven years ago) link

some albums just missing the Top 25 include: 26 The Cult - Sonic Temple, 27 John Lee Hooker - The Healer, 28 Mekons - The Mekons Rock'n'roll, 29 Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule, 30 Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl, 32 Neneh Cherry -Raw Like Sushi, 35 Bob Mould - Workbook, 36 Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw and the Cooked, 37 Kate Bush - The Sensual World, 38 Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation, 42 Peter Gabriel - Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ), 43 XTC - Oranges & Lemons, 44 Urban Dance Squad - Mental Floss for the Globe, 48 Soundgarden - Louder Than Love and 52 Ministry - The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:02 (seven years ago) link

damn, b-52s didn't even make the top 50?

some dude, Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:03 (seven years ago) link

de la soul over new order, madonna

balls, Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:05 (seven years ago) link

also i enjoy stone roses and doolittle but that is the weakest 1-2 of this series by far

balls, Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:07 (seven years ago) link

damn, b-52s didn't even make the top 50?

this is correct, does anyone know if it placed in Pazz and Jop Top 50?

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:12 (seven years ago) link

xgau's site only goes to 40 and it's not there ("love shack" was #8 single though). p&j rankings seems a bit less RONG though new york is still way way too high but you do get to trade out bdp for fnm, and lenny kravitz and the cult are nowhere to be seen.

balls, Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:25 (seven years ago) link

What the hell, I'll pull for Pump.

Eric H., Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:39 (seven years ago) link

Pixies - Doolittle
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
Jungle Brothers - Done by the Forces of Nature
Nirvana - Bleach
Spacemen 3 - Playing with Fire
Mano Negra - Puta's Fever

???

contenderizer, Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) link

Pixies - Doolittle
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
The Cure - Disintegration
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Galaxie 500 - On Fire
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
Fugazi - 13 Songs

My faves, and I'm leaning towards Fugazi.

da croupier, Thursday, 23 August 2012 05:43 (seven years ago) link

Blue Nile, but the real answer is Mekons Rock'n'Roll.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 23 August 2012 05:59 (seven years ago) link

1-3 ft High
2-Disintegration
3-Doolittle
4-Paul's B.
5-Stone Roses

pandemic, Thursday, 23 August 2012 06:59 (seven years ago) link

listened to "yellow moon" and "the ballad of hollis brown", voted for the neville brothers

contenderizer, Thursday, 23 August 2012 07:23 (seven years ago) link

Beasties.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 23 August 2012 07:26 (seven years ago) link

The Cure - Disintegration

Gurdas Mane (crüt), Thursday, 23 August 2012 07:28 (seven years ago) link

Blue Nile.

Good year for indie - I was listening to a metric shit-tonne of Wolfhounds, Live Skull, Slovenly, Hugo Largo, Savage Republic, Bitch Magnet, AR Kane, Yo La Tengo, American Music Club, Frogs, TFUL282, Caspar Brotzmann, Oxbow, Ut, F/i, Souled American...

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Thursday, 23 August 2012 08:45 (seven years ago) link

The Mekons or Janet Jackson

voted the Neville Brothers

gospodin simmel, Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:27 (seven years ago) link

good-but-not-great year verging on meh. like a lot of the list, can't get excited about any of it. voting the cure or NIN i guess

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Thursday, 23 August 2012 11:03 (seven years ago) link

1. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
2. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
3. Fugazi - 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP)

This was a hard one. Also love the Stone Roses, Galaxie 500, Pixies, and Nirvana

nicky lo-fi, Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:38 (seven years ago) link

i'm voting Disintegration of course. number two is much harder it could be Technique, The Stone Roses, Doolittle or one of the two fires Playing with Fire or On Fire.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 August 2012 19:17 (seven years ago) link

Tom Petty ranked too low. And then there's that Lou Reed at #8.

jetfan, Thursday, 23 August 2012 23:46 (seven years ago) link

bump, for those who have missed this.

last one!

Bee OK, Saturday, 25 August 2012 02:41 (seven years ago) link

So many I'm fond of here, but... Beasties.

also:
ABC "Up"
Renegade Soundwave "Soundclash" (why is this not an option???)
Big Audio Dynamite "Megatop Phoenix"
etc

I was mainly scrounging around looking for Japan/Sylvian imports that year though. ha

mr.raffles, Saturday, 25 August 2012 03:41 (seven years ago) link

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - I heard this one from some dude in the dorms with a funky haircut. I liked it and got it, but it never became an obsession or anything.

Pixies - Doolittle- I dug it quite a bit, thought it sounded like something I wish I did. Haven't listened to the Pixies in any regularity in years.

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising, Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique - Those CDs/tapes were pretty ubiquitous that year in the dorms along with some G'n'R, The Cult, Jane's Addition & Danzig.

New Order - Technique- I never heard this till a few years later. I heard Joy Division first, but I don't think I got into New ORder until the early 90s.

The Cure - Disintegration- I got into them with the Standing on a Beach/Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me and probably got the tape of this one the day it came out. I swear it and Doolittle came out about the same week or I got them around the same time.

Madonna - Like a Prayer - Never bought any of her music, saw the movie back in the day, but her music was always around.

Lou Reed - New York- I had it on tape and later on CD. Dug it.

Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin'- I loved the tune Back To Life. It was way out of my usual listening habits of the day but I actually went out and got the tape because of it.

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine - I couldn't get into it. I dug Ministry, but didn't really like this CD. It was around, you find a girl with some black finger nails in 89/90 (before quite as common), she probably is listening to some NIN or at least of of that Wax Trax stuff.

Faith No More - The Real Thing - Saw them and Soundgarden open for Voivod right not long after it came out. The whole record isn't all that, but certain tunes are killer. Haven't heard it in years and need to see if I still got a tape of it.

Neil Young - Freedom- I dug this one, but I was already big into Neil Young.

The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon- roomate had this one in college and while I never got a copy, I remember liking having it on in the background.

Aerosmith - Pump - this thing was all over the place when I was a kid. I kind of grew to hate the sound of that record, especially like tracks like Janie's Got a Gun. We dug Aerosmith when they were into drugs.

Jungle Brothers - Done by the Forces of Nature - never really heard it. Know the name.

Nirvana - Bleach - heard it at the time and dug Mudhoney way more.

Galaxie 500 - On Fire - I dubbed this onto one side of a C90 back in the day and kind of dug part of it, but to me as a 19 year old kid it was like rock for people that don't like to rock.

Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time - Thing called love was played on the radio a ton.

Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy - I got it on cassette. Dug the tune Political World more for the groove. Haven't heard it probably since 1990.

Spacemen 3 - Playing with Fire- Never heard this till a few years later. It's pretty inspired weirdness for the day.

Nano Negra - Puta's Fever, The Blue Nile - Hats - kinda remember Blue Nile from 120 minutes, but never caught with me.

808 State - 90 - I don't think I heard it until the late 90s. It's a pretty good record for the time sound wise, they were still a step head of the game.

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever- I had this one on CD, saw him live around that time with Lenny Kravitz as the opener. He was one of the few 'classic rocker' types that seemed to actually get more popular as grunge/altrock etc happened.

Fugazi - 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP)- I don't think I heard this until about 1990 when Repeater was out, but it was a CD I played a ton for years.

earlnash, Saturday, 25 August 2012 04:30 (seven years ago) link

It was so hard for me to not vote for Bleach since I loved that album dearly and saw that tour twice. But Doolittle is something Nirvana only wished they could have written.

Nate Carson, Saturday, 25 August 2012 04:50 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 27 August 2012 00:01 (seven years ago) link

I voted for Madonna.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 August 2012 00:03 (seven years ago) link

Nice to see appreciation for The Neville Brothers here; that's a good record. I didn't appreciate De La, Beasties and Jungle Bros. at the time as much as I do now. And while I was kinda over alt rock by 1989, I loved Doolittle then and now.

Ermahgerd Thomas (Dan Peterson), Monday, 27 August 2012 00:20 (seven years ago) link

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever- I had this one on CD, saw him live around that time with Lenny Kravitz as the opener. He was one of the few 'classic rocker' types that seemed to actually get more popular as grunge/altrock etc happened.

I gotta hand it to his PR people and his own persona; also, he seems to get a second Wilburys-inspired wind that carried him through Wildflowers.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 August 2012 00:28 (seven years ago) link

And yeah, hard to figure how Cosmic Thing didn't make this list. I just may have voted for it.

Ermahgerd Thomas (Dan Peterson), Monday, 27 August 2012 00:33 (seven years ago) link

Cosmic Thing is not that acclaimed of an album. it's ranked around 300 on Rate YOur Music.

Bee OK, Monday, 27 August 2012 00:46 (seven years ago) link

Stone Roses, Beasties, New Order, and Mano Negra are all pretty excellent

frogbs, Monday, 27 August 2012 00:53 (seven years ago) link

Well if Rate Your Music says so

windjamm voyager (blank), Monday, 27 August 2012 01:11 (seven years ago) link

I vote de la soul

windjamm voyager (blank), Monday, 27 August 2012 01:13 (seven years ago) link

Would've voted Cosmic Thing, though

windjamm voyager (blank), Monday, 27 August 2012 01:14 (seven years ago) link

not to say Cosmic Thing is a bad album but i can see it not making the Top 75 from 1989. though Acclaimed Music web site does mention it for that year, just doesn't rank it. was very surprised at the RYM ranking, however.

Bee OK, Monday, 27 August 2012 01:15 (seven years ago) link

RYM is just a bunch of dudes that like white male rock music fyi

windjamm voyager (blank), Monday, 27 August 2012 01:23 (seven years ago) link

I mean, I am not surprised that Cosmic Thing is not as highly ranked as some Marillion album or some paisly underground thing.

windjamm voyager (blank), Monday, 27 August 2012 01:25 (seven years ago) link

The 26-50 picks are better than the 1-25

Lee626, Monday, 27 August 2012 03:12 (seven years ago) link

bleach

billstevejim, Monday, 27 August 2012 07:11 (seven years ago) link

i played the shit out of my cassette of '3 feet high...' at the time but 'technique' is all time top 10 material for me so voted that.

second only to popcorn (or something), Monday, 27 August 2012 07:43 (seven years ago) link

Wow what a year! Josh Clover was right. Gotta go with Paul's Boutique, but there are maybe ten others that could take the crown. Please, no Disintegration though!

broom air, Monday, 27 August 2012 15:13 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:01 (seven years ago) link

That looks pretty much how I expected.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:17 (seven years ago) link

No way is Doolittle better than On Fire (neither of which is my #1). I am surprised to see so much love for Pixies, whom I once loved and now like, but I have to say have not aged very well. Surprisingly. No longer sounds as weird and left field as it did. Whereas Paul's Boutique is still incredibly fresh.

Mad love for whoever voted for Jungle Brothers by the way.

broom air, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:35 (seven years ago) link

wait till Lou finds out where he landed in this poll

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:47 (seven years ago) link

biggest shock The Stone Roses only getting one vote?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:14 (seven years ago) link

never really thought of the pixies as sounding weird. Always regarded and loved them for being poppy and catchy as fuck.

pandemic, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:14 (seven years ago) link

i voted de la though.

pandemic, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 10:14 (seven years ago) link

pump beat bleach... LAME

billstevejim, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:36 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

Welcome, Poppy Bush Interzone!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 November 2019 02:14 (five days ago) link

you don't like Automatic? man i loved that album at the time.

Bee OK, Friday, 8 November 2019 04:16 (four days ago) link


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