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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 35,000 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:836 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,681
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (969 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:9,049
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  83/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,344
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  81/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,662
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  79/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,328
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:406
Average Rating:  79/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,388
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  80/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:5,278
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  77/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:4,177
Rank in 1990s122Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  81/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,911
Rank in 1990s131Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  79/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,836
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  77/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Devo 3 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
Emmylou Harris 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 448 44%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 35 3%
Germany 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
France 17 2%
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