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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, Pixies, Ride, Megadeth, Cocteau Twins, Jane's Addiction, Sonic Youth, Public Enemy, Happy Mondays and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:11,148
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:136
Average Rating: 82/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:3,884
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:401
Average Rating: 78/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:3,735
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:418
Average Rating: 81/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:3,599
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:429
Average Rating: 78/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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5.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,180
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:474
Average Rating: 79/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,100
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:488
Average Rating: 77/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:2,779
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:540
Average Rating: 79/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,319
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:636
Average Rating: 78/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,108
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:694
Average Rating: 77/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,034
Rank in 1990s152Overall Rank:713
Average Rating: 77/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Psychic TV 4 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Led Zeppelin 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Nocturnal Emissions 2 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 359 44%
United Kingdom 224 27%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 29 4%
Canada 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
Ireland 15 2%
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