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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:827 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,585
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (956 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:8,849
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  82/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,227
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  81/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,579
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  79/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,300
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:406
Average Rating:  79/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,353
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  81/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:5,251
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  77/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:4,145
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  81/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,953
Rank in 1990s128Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  79/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 16 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:3,787
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  77/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
Devo 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Sebadoh 2 0%
Ice Cube 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 445 45%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 26 3%
France 17 2%
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