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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 33,000 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, Fugazi and The La's.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:794 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:18,906
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  83/100 (906 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:8,173
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  82/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,981
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  82/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,319
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  79/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,972
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  79/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,159
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  80/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,933
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  77/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,972
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  78/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,903
Rank in 1990s127Overall Rank:612
Average Rating:  82/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,675
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  77/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
Devo 3 0%
Electric Light Orchestra 2 0%
Andreas Vollenweider 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 441 44%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 30 3%
France 16 2%
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