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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 18,000 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, Happy Mondays and Public Enemy.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:12,444
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  82/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,552
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  79/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,500
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  82/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:4,348
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  80/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,908
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  78/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,424
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,106
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  80/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,670
Rank in 1990s126Overall Rank:611
Average Rating:  76/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,393
Rank in 1990s144Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  77/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,379
Rank in 1990s146Overall Rank:672
Average Rating:  79/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Psychic TV 3 0%
:zoviet*france: 2 0%
Adam Ant 2 0%
The Stranglers 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 404 44%
United Kingdom 241 26%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Ireland 16 2%
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