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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Pixies, Ride, Megadeth, Jane's Addiction, Cocteau Twins, 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:379 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:11,094
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: 82/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:3,774
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:405
Average Rating: 78/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:3,693
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:416
Average Rating: 82/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:3,669
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:418
Average Rating: 78/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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5.

Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:3,039
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:488
Average Rating: 77/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:2,913
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:515
Average Rating: 79/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:2,593
Rank in 1990s115Overall Rank:567
Average Rating: 79/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,362
Rank in 1990s130Overall Rank:619
Average Rating: 78/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,097
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:687
Average Rating: 78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,016
Rank in 1990s151Overall Rank:709
Average Rating: 77/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Sebadoh 2 0%
Ernie Althoff 2 0%
:zoviet*france: 2 0%
Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 329 43%
United Kingdom 213 28%
Australia 33 4%
Germany 26 3%
Canada 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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