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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 30,000 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:744 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:17,764
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  83/100 (853 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:7,432
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  82/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,686
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  82/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,209
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  79/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,821
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  79/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,027
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  80/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,805
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  77/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,669
Rank in 1990s129Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  78/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,481
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  81/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,472
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:658
Average Rating:  77/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Devo 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
Elton John 2 0%
Emmylou Harris 2 0%
God Bullies 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 442 44%
United Kingdom 248 25%
Australia 40 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 29 3%
France 17 2%
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