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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, Pixies, Cocteau Twins, 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:545 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:14,630
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  83/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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2.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:5,438
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  82/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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3.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,198
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  79/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,169
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  81/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,406
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  79/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,944
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  77/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,761
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  80/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,075
Rank in 1990s128Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  77/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,043
Rank in 1990s131Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  79/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,823
Rank in 1990s140Overall Rank:658
Average Rating:  82/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Devo 3 0%
King Missile 2 0%
Emmylou Harris 2 0%
Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 2 0%
The House Of Love 2 0%
The Teardrop Explodes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 435 44%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Australia 43 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Canada 28 3%
France 18 2%
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