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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Ride, Cocteau Twins, Pixies, Megadeth, 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:551 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:14,720
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  83/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:5,476
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  82/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,289
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,222
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  79/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,522
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  79/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,012
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  77/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,832
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  80/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,156
Rank in 1990s127Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  77/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,039
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:629
Average Rating:  79/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,727
Rank in 1990s147Overall Rank:683
Average Rating:  82/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Devo 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 2 0%
Bert Jansch 2 0%
Emmylou Harris 2 0%
Madonna 2 0%
The Saints 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 435 44%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Australia 43 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Canada 28 3%
France 19 2%
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