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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:12,826
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  82/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:4,675
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  78/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:4,620
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  82/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:4,349
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  81/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,077
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  78/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:3,451
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  76/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:3,210
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  80/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:2,759
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  77/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:2,462
Rank in 1990s144Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  79/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

Pills 'n' Thrills and BellyachesUnited Kingdom Happy Mondays
Year of Release:1990Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,375
Rank in 1990s147Overall Rank:687
Average Rating:  77/100 (170 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%
The Saints 2 0%
Madonna 2 0%
The Stranglers 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 412 43%
United Kingdom 247 26%
Australia 44 5%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
France 19 2%
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