Best Albums of 1990

Listed below are the best albums of 1990 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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1990
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14,156
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1990
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8,634
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1990
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5,535
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1990
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4,688
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1990
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4,326
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1990
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4,126
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1990
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3,718
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1990
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3,482
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1990
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2,963
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2,865
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Devo 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
The Residents 2 0%
Stray Cats 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
Louis Armstrong 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 39 4%
Australia 27 3%
Canada 25 2%
Italy 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 896 89%
Yes 107 11%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 99%
Yes 6 1%
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