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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 19,000 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, The La's, Public Enemy and Happy Mondays.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:12,677
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  82/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,670
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  82/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,582
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  79/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:4,286
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  80/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,009
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  78/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,429
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  76/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,220
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  80/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,675
Rank in 1990s128Overall Rank:616
Average Rating:  77/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,400
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:672
Average Rating:  79/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,359
Rank in 1990s147Overall Rank:684
Average Rating:  77/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Psychic TV 4 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
The Saints 2 0%
Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 2 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
God Bullies 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 405 43%
United Kingdom 245 26%
Australia 42 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 18 2%
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