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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 31,000 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:764 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:18,060
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  83/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:7,873
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  82/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,730
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  81/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,179
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  79/100 (612 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,909
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  79/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,142
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  80/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,823
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  77/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,657
Rank in 1990s131Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  78/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,547
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  77/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,521
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  81/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Devo 4 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Electric Light Orchestra 2 0%
Thee Headcoats 2 0%
Happy Mondays 2 0%
Chris Knox 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 243 24%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 29 3%
France 17 2%
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