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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 28,000 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:674 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:16,736
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,390
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  81/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,181
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  82/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,876
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  79/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,195
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  79/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,675
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  80/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,547
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  77/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,504
Rank in 1990s129Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  79/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,318
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  77/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,256
Rank in 1990s139Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  81/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Devo 4 0%
The Residents 4 0%
King Missile 2 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 2 0%
Bert Jansch 2 0%
The Mission 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 249 25%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 35 3%
Canada 32 3%
France 17 2%
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