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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 17,000 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, Public Enemy and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:11,866
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  82/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,082
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  81/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:3,984
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  78/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:3,729
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  79/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,638
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  78/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,226
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  77/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:2,934
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  80/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,292
Rank in 1990s141Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  77/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,269
Rank in 1990s143Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  78/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,247
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  77/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 15 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%
Led Zeppelin 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Julian Cope 2 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 380 44%
United Kingdom 230 27%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Ireland 16 2%
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