Best Albums of 1990

Listed below are the best albums of 1990 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Ride, Megadeth, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Jane's Addiction, Fugazi, The La's and Public Enemy.
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1990
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13,817
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8,428
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5,374
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4,526
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4,517
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1990
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4,096
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1990
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3,828
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3,541
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2,895
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Devo 3 0%
Stray Cats 2 0%
Happy Mondays 2 0%
Adam Ant 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 235 23%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Germany 35 3%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 24 2%
France 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 898 90%
Yes 104 10%
Live? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 5 0%
Best Artists of 1988
1. Sonic Youth
2. Pixies
3. Talk Talk
4. Public Enemy
5. Metallica
6. My Bloody Valentine
7. Tracy Chapman
8. N.W.A
9. R.E.M.
10. Jane's Addiction
11. Queensrÿche
12. Iron Maiden
13. Leonard Cohen
14. The Traveling Wilburys
15. The Pogues
16. The Go-Betweens
17. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
18. Morrissey
19. U2
20. The Church
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