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, Public Enemy and The La's.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 63 of 100

Best Albums of 1990 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Devo 3 0%
Thee Headcoats 3 0%
Pale Saints 2 0%
Y&T 2 0%
Louis Armstrong 2 0%
Meat Beat Manifesto 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 448 45%
United Kingdom 235 23%
Mixed Nationality 45 4%
Germany 40 4%
Australia 27 3%
Canada 25 2%
Italy 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 896 89%
Yes 109 11%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 999 99%
Yes 6 1%
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