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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 17,000 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, Happy Mondays, Public Enemy and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:12,047
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  82/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,255
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  81/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,170
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  78/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:3,948
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  80/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,751
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  78/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,275
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  77/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  80/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,319
Rank in 1990s141Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  77/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,296
Rank in 1990s142Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  78/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,270
Rank in 1990s144Overall Rank:672
Average Rating:  77/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Psychic TV 4 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
The Teardrop Explodes 2 0%
Devo 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 393 44%
United Kingdom 233 26%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 33 4%
Canada 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Ireland 16 2%
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