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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:12,110
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  82/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,579
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  82/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,343
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  78/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:4,076
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  80/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,904
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  78/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,280
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  77/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,148
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  80/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,349
Rank in 1990s144Overall Rank:673
Average Rating:  77/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,311
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  77/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,304
Rank in 1990s148Overall Rank:679
Average Rating:  78/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Psychic TV 3 0%
The Stranglers 2 0%
Julian Cope 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 401 44%
United Kingdom 237 26%
Germany 35 4%
Australia 33 4%
Canada 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Ireland 16 2%
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