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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Pixies, Ride, 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:472 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:12,909
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  82/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,711
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  79/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,652
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  82/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:4,581
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  81/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,116
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  78/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,595
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  76/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,168
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  80/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,843
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  77/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,497
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:671
Average Rating:  79/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,431
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  77/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Psychic TV 4 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Sebadoh 2 0%
King Missile 2 0%
The House Of Love 2 0%
The Teardrop Explodes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 417 43%
United Kingdom 252 26%
Australia 44 5%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
France 20 2%
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