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Best Albums of 1990

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1990 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 26,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Ride, Pixies, Megadeth, Sonic Youth, Jane's Addiction, Public Enemy, The La's and Fugazi.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:15,948
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  83/100 (780 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,184
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,883
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  82/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,793
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  79/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,874
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  79/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,549
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  80/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,496
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  77/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,556
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  79/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,238
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  77/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,914
Rank in 1990s150Overall Rank:710
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
The Residents 3 0%
Devo 3 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
Chris Knox 2 0%
The House Of Love 2 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 446 44%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Germany 33 3%
Canada 32 3%
France 18 2%
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