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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809
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783
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763
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761
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36.
Bona Drag 
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1990
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752
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713
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680
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666
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 4 of 100

Best Albums of 1990 composition

Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 30 3%
Canada 23 2%
Italy 15 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 889 89%
Yes 112 11%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
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