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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Pixies, Megadeth, Ride, Jane's Addiction, Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth, Public Enemy, Happy Mondays and The La's.
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1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:11,013
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:137
Average Rating: 82/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:3,713
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:411
Average Rating: 78/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:3,666
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:415
Average Rating: 78/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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4.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:3,609
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:421
Average Rating: 82/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,039
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:486
Average Rating: 77/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:2,807
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:526
Average Rating: 79/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:2,546
Rank in 1990s117Overall Rank:574
Average Rating: 80/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,366
Rank in 1990s130Overall Rank:618
Average Rating: 78/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,082
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:688
Average Rating: 78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:1,993
Rank in 1990s151Overall Rank:710
Average Rating: 77/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
King Missile 2 0%
Ride 2 0%
Devo 2 0%
Chris Knox 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 327 43%
United Kingdom 211 28%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 26 3%
Canada 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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