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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 36,000 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, Fugazi, Public Enemy and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:843 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,586
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (994 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:9,221
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  83/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,471
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  81/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,680
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  79/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,415
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  79/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,451
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  80/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:5,319
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  77/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:4,287
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  81/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:4,036
Rank in 1990s131Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  79/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,863
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  77/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 25 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%
Ride 2 0%
Jimi Hendrix 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 437 44%
United Kingdom 254 25%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 35 4%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 27 3%
France 18 2%
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