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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 29,000 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, Fugazi and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:16,962
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (827 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,687
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,446
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  82/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,970
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  79/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,363
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,777
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  80/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,754
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  77/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,616
Rank in 1990s128Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  79/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,391
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  81/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,372
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  77/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
The Residents 4 0%
Devo 4 0%
Adam Ant 2 0%
Tim Buckley 2 0%
Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 2 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 444 44%
United Kingdom 247 25%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 30 3%
France 18 2%
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