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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 34,000 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:813 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,541
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  83/100 (943 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:8,651
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  82/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,091
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  81/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,425
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  79/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,242
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  79/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,345
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  80/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:5,216
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  77/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:4,026
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  81/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,892
Rank in 1990s130Overall Rank:629
Average Rating:  79/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,762
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  77/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
Devo 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Ride 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 447 45%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
France 17 2%
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