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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, Cocteau Twins, Ride, Pixies, 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:481 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:13,046
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  83/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,830
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  81/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,712
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  82/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:4,689
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  79/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,168
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  78/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,580
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  76/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,316
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  80/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,910
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,610
Rank in 1990s140Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  79/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,495
Rank in 1990s148Overall Rank:678
Average Rating:  77/100 (183 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%
The Stranglers 2 0%
Ernie Althoff 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Bert Jansch 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 421 43%
United Kingdom 254 26%
Australia 44 4%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 30 3%
France 20 2%
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