1990 (album) by Daniel Johnston

1990
1990 by Daniel Johnston (1990)
Overall rank: 6,055th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,158th)
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Daniel Johnston bestography

1990 is ranked 4th best out of 22 albums by Daniel Johnston on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Daniel Johnston is Hi, How Are You which is ranked number 1939 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,172.

Daniel Johnston album bestography « Higher ranked (5,687th) This album (6,055th) Lower ranked (7,190th) »
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From Michael1981 03/01/2018 13:06
A tricky one...

...but this album just reminded me why I love music. It cuts deep.
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From JulianR 08/03/2017 08:20
I just dont know. I - ... ya I just dont know. There is no reference point for anything like this. Daniel skipped the music part of music and jumped right to the message and the emotion.
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95/100
From Mattdup279 07/31/2016 15:36
Fractured and hard to listen to. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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From ScatterDBrain 05/11/2016 00:59
A brilliant, raw tear-jerker of an album by the schizophrenic king of lo-fi music and imo the best Daniel Johnston album
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70/100
From carpents 04/11/2016 15:52
This is so lo-fi it's probably better to call it 'no-fi'. You can hear background noise while DJ crudely plays and even more crudely sings. Strangely, it works somewhat, and isn't as terrible as that combination implies.
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From andyw110183 09/12/2014 11:39
Absolute quality. Johnstons a genius at work and this his best work of all.
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90/100
From meccalecca 04/24/2014 22:01
While you were busy painting your masterpiece, a five year old sat down with some crayons and made something far more creative and emotional than your work can ever become.
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From alelsupreme 06/24/2013 11:13
It starts off pretty strong (Devil Town is an amazing opener) but then it just goes downhill. Some of it (like Funeral Home) is just fucking dreck.
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From Stevorio 08/13/2012 22:16
Has its moments, te album is patchy a mix of well produced and lo-fi songs, worth it for Devil Town and Some Things...
extraordinary lyrics as always, streight from an open wound. Bad Beatles cover
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From johnner 01/02/2012 22:32
The best album from the very prolific 'inventor' of lo-fi, 1990 can make for painful listening - particularly on Careless Soul when Daniel sounds likes he's going into meltdown. Daniel's compositions display a purity and a beauty that outshines all of the studio trickery on hand to his more successfull peers. Seek it out but it might just break your heart.
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