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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:11,766
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:132
Average Rating: 82/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,010
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:403
Average Rating: 82/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:3,915
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:413
Average Rating: 78/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:3,648
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:434
Average Rating: 78/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,643
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:436
Average Rating: 79/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,218
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:487
Average Rating: 77/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:2,843
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:544
Average Rating: 80/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,246
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:676
Average Rating: 77/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,238
Rank in 1990s146Overall Rank:678
Average Rating: 78/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,153
Rank in 1990s151Overall Rank:702
Average Rating: 81/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Psychic TV 4 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Adam Ant 2 0%
:zoviet*france: 2 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
The Saints 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 370 43%
United Kingdom 229 27%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Ireland 15 2%
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