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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 25,000 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, Public Enemy, The La's and Fugazi.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:15,321
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  83/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:5,732
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  82/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,728
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  79/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,662
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  81/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,845
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  79/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,434
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  77/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,326
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  80/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,301
Rank in 1990s126Overall Rank:617
Average Rating:  79/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,141
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  77/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,936
Rank in 1990s143Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  81/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Devo 3 0%
S.T. Mikael 2 0%
Led Zeppelin 2 0%
Ride 2 0%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2 0%
Emmylou Harris 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 446 45%
United Kingdom 250 25%
Australia 42 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 30 3%
France 18 2%
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