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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 32,000 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:774 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:18,288
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  83/100 (883 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:7,971
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  82/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,797
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  82/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,149
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  79/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,862
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  79/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,104
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  80/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,848
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  77/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,740
Rank in 1990s129Overall Rank:628
Average Rating:  78/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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9.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,652
Rank in 1990s131Overall Rank:645
Average Rating:  81/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,595
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:654
Average Rating:  77/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Devo 4 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Psychic TV 2 0%
Emmylou Harris 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 248 25%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 30 3%
France 16 2%
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