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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 22,000 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 Fugazi.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:527 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:13,982
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  83/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:5,327
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  82/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,198
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  79/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,095
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  81/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,353
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  78/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,708
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  76/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,636
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  80/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,016
Rank in 1990s126Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  77/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,756
Rank in 1990s137Overall Rank:658
Average Rating:  79/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,655
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:673
Average Rating:  82/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Devo 3 0%
Mudhoney 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
Adam Ant 2 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 2 0%
Slaughter 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 435 44%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Australia 43 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 31 3%
France 18 2%
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