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Some of the best rock and alternative albums of all time were released in 1989.  From the Beastie Boys to Queen, these 14 albums will be celebrating the big 3-0 this year.

The Cult – ‘Sonic Temple’ (April 10)

The Cult - Fire Woman

The first single to be released from the album 'Sonic Temple'.

Pixies – ‘Doolittle’ (April 18)

Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven (Official Video)

'Doolittle 25' will be released by Pixies and 4AD in the week of 1st December: 4AD on the web:

Tom Petty – ‘Full Moon Fever’ (April 24)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing I Won't Back Down. (C) 1989 Geffen Records


The Cure – ‘Disintegration’ (May 2)

The Cure - Lovesong (Official Music Video)

Watch the official video for The Cure's "Lovesong" from their eighth studio album 'Disintegration' in 1989. The song was covered by 311 and featured on the soundtrack for the film 50 First Dates. Subscribe to the Rhino Channel! Check Out Our Favorite Playlists: Rhino Favorite 100 80s Hits Classic Rock Stay connected with RHINO on...

The Stone Roses – ‘The Stone Roses’ (May 2)

The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

The Stone Roses' official music video for 'I Wanna Be Adored'. Click to listen to The Stone Roses on Spotify: As featured on The Very Best of the Stone Roses.

Queen – ‘The Miracle’ (May 22)

Queen - I Want It All (Official Video)

Subscribe to the official Queen channel Here Taken from The Miracle, 1989. Queen - 'I Want It All' Click here to buy the DVD with this video at the Official Queen Store: The official 'I Want It All' music video. Taken from Queen - 'Greatest Video Hits 2'.

Nirvana – ‘Bleach’ (June 15)


Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Blew · Nirvana Bleach ℗ 1989 Sub Pop Records Drums: Chad Channing Bass: Chris Novaselic Producer: Jack Endino Guitar: Jason Everman Guitar, Vocals: Kurdt Kobain Writer: Kurdt Kobain Auto-generated by YouTube.

Faith No More – ‘The Real Thing’ (June 20)

Faith No More - Epic (Official Music Video)

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The B-52’s – ‘Cosmic Thing’ (June 27)

The B-52's - "Love Shack" (Official Music Video)

Watch the official music video for The B-52's - "Love Shack" Get The B-52's Music: Google: iTunes: Website: Facebook:

Beastie Boys – ‘Paul’s Boutique’ (July 25)

The B-52's - "Love Shack" (Official Music Video)

Watch the official music video for The B-52's - "Love Shack" Get The B-52's Music: Google: iTunes: Website: Facebook:


Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Mother’s Milk’ (August 16)

Higher Ground (Official Music Video)

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Higher Ground (Official Music Video): I OWN NOTHING, ALL RIGHTS GO TO The Red Hot Chili Peppers for their cover of Stevie Wonder's song:: Higher Ground, AND TO Stevie Wonder for his song: Higher Ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO COPY RIGHT INTENDED AT ALL, I SWEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Motley Crue – ‘Dr. Feelgood’ (September 1)

Mötley Crüe - Kickstart My Heart (Official Music Video)

Official music video for 'Kickstart My Heart' by Mötley Crüe from the album 'Dr. Feelgood.' Stream or Buy 'Dr. Feelgood' - F...


Soundgarden – ‘Louder Than Love’ (September 5)

Soundgarden - Hands All Over

Playlist Best of Soundgarden: Subscribe for more: Music video by Soundgarden performing Hands All Over. (C) 1990 A&M Records Best of Soundgarden: Subscribe here:


Nine Inch Nails – ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ (October 20)

Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole

Music video by Nine Inch Nails performing Head Like A Hole. (C) 1989 Interscope Records

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