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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 29,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Ride, Pixies, Megadeth, Sonic Youth, Jane's Addiction, Public Enemy, Fugazi and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:715 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:17,190
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:7,032
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  81/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,653
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  82/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,118
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  79/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,562
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  79/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,857
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  80/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,711
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  77/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,669
Rank in 1990s127Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  79/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,467
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  81/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,368
Rank in 1990s136Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  77/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Devo 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Bert Jansch 2 0%
Elton John 2 0%
Emmylou Harris 2 0%
Ice Cube 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 443 44%
United Kingdom 247 25%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
France 18 2%
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