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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:803 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,350
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  83/100 (921 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:8,368
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  82/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,960
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  82/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,252
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  79/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,155
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  79/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,267
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  80/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,932
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  77/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,977
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:610
Average Rating:  79/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,927
Rank in 1990s128Overall Rank:617
Average Rating:  82/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,710
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  77/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
The Residents 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Spacemen 3 3 0%
Devo 3 0%
Stray Cats 2 0%
Electric Light Orchestra 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 443 44%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 29 3%
France 17 2%
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