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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 19,000 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, Public Enemy and Happy Mondays.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:12,765
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  83/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,801
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  78/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,730
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  82/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:4,479
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  81/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,061
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  78/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,585
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  76/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,237
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  80/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,824
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  77/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,490
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  79/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,394
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  77/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Psychic TV 4 0%
Nurse With Wound 3 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
God Bullies 2 0%
Chris Knox 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 415 43%
United Kingdom 247 26%
Australia 44 5%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
France 20 2%
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