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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 33,000 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, Fugazi, Public Enemy and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:808 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,534
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  83/100 (933 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:8,450
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  82/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,046
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,272
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  79/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,180
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  79/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,287
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  80/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:5,051
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  77/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:4,010
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  81/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,981
Rank in 1990s127Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  78/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,730
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  77/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
The Residents 3 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
Devo 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Happy Mondays 2 0%
アルファ波 [Kenichiro Isoda] 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 443 44%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Germany 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
France 17 2%
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