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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 27,000 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, The La's and Fugazi.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:662 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:16,504
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  83/100 (806 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,366
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  81/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,194
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  82/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,792
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  79/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,124
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  79/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,619
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  80/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,544
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  77/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,587
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  79/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,318
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  77/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,119
Rank in 1990s141Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  81/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Devo 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2 0%
Madonna 2 0%
God Bullies 2 0%
The Stranglers 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 446 45%
United Kingdom 248 25%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 33 3%
France 17 2%
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