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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 37,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Ride, Megadeth, Pixies, 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:854 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,663
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,015 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:9,410
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  82/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,594
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  81/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,713
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  79/100 (536 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,686
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  79/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,525
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  80/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:5,411
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  77/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:4,336
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  81/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:4,070
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  79/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,784
Rank in 1990s138Overall Rank:678
Average Rating:  77/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Devo 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
The Alan Parsons Project 2 0%
Jimi Hendrix 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 437 44%
United Kingdom 250 25%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Germany 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
France 19 2%
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