Best Albums of 1990

Listed below are the best albums of 1990 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1990 year summaryThe best artists of 1990 were Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Ride, Megadeth, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Jane's Addiction, Fugazi, The La's and Public Enemy.
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1990
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148.
Gala 
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1990
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121
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1990
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119
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 15 of 100

Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Devo 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Adam Ant 2 0%
Madonna 2 0%
The Chameleons 2 0%
Stray Cats 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 23 2%
Italy 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 889 89%
Yes 111 11%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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