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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 24,000 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, Public Enemy, The La's and Fugazi.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:15,080
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  83/100 (716 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:5,640
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  81/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,468
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  79/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,428
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  81/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,667
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  78/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,208
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  77/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,800
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  80/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,170
Rank in 1990s128Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  79/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,147
Rank in 1990s130Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  77/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,934
Rank in 1990s140Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  81/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Devo 3 0%
Ernie Althoff 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
Bert Jansch 2 0%
Delerium 2 0%
Julian Cope 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 442 44%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Australia 43 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 32 3%
France 19 2%
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