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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:11,487
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:132
Average Rating: 82/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:3,925
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:401
Average Rating: 78/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:3,715
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:424
Average Rating: 81/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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4.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:3,652
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:429
Average Rating: 78/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,386
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:456
Average Rating: 79/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,134
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:490
Average Rating: 77/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:2,840
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:533
Average Rating: 80/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,338
Rank in 1990s136Overall Rank:640
Average Rating: 78/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,156
Rank in 1990s148Overall Rank:688
Average Rating: 77/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,076
Rank in 1990s152Overall Rank:707
Average Rating: 77/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Psychic TV 4 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Julian Cope 2 0%
King Missile 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Madonna 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 368 44%
United Kingdom 227 27%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 29 3%
Canada 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Ireland 15 2%
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