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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:15,012
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:5,581
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  82/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,407
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  81/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,334
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  79/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,582
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  79/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,192
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  77/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,771
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  80/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,164
Rank in 1990s127Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  77/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,078
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  79/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,764
Rank in 1990s146Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  81/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Devo 3 0%
Chris Knox 2 0%
Green Day 2 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Jimi Hendrix 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 438 44%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Australia 43 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Canada 30 3%
France 19 2%
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