Top Albums of 1990

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 126 Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
2 335 Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches Baggy / Madchester
3 344 Depeche Mode Violator Synthpop
4 403 Sonic Youth Goo Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
5 441 Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual Alternative Rock
6 477 Sinéad O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
7 514 Pet Shop Boys Behaviour Synthpop
8 521 The La's The La's Jangle Pop
9 611 Fugazi Repeater Post-Hardcore
10 636 Pixies Bossanova Indie Rock
11 660 Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory Hard Rock
12 799 Ride Nowhere Shoegaze
13 857 A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm Jazz Rap
14 1031 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Good Son Gothic Rock, Singer/Songwriter
15 1093 Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas Dream Pop
16 1108 The KLF Chill Out Ambient
17 1130 LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out Hip Hop
18 1334 Lou Reed and John Cale Songs for Drella Art Rock
19 1335 Ice Cube AmeriKKKas Most Wanted Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop
20 1410 Gang Starr Step in the Arena Jazz Rap
21 1421 Deee-Lite World Clique Dance-Pop, House
22 1480 The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
23 1503 John Zorn Naked City Avant-Garde Jazz
24 1531 The Breeders Pod Noise Pop
25 1549 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali
26 1654 Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
27 1805 World Party Goodbye Jumbo Pop Rock
28 1810 The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock
29 1986 Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal, Hard Rock
30 2142 Slayer Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal
31 2191 George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Pop
32 2356 Angelo Badalamenti Soundtrack from Twin Peaks Ambient Pop, Dark Jazz, Television Music     
33 2365 Megadeth Rust in Peace Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
34 2466 Codeine Frigid Stars LP Slowcore
35 2568 Digital Underground Sex Packets Pop Rap
36 2698 Uncle Tupelo No Depression Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock
37 2743 Judas Priest Painkiller Heavy Metal
38 2757 Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining Alternative Rock
39 2834 The Charlatans Some Friendly Baggy / Madchester, Indie Pop
40 2879 Tim Buckley Dream Letter: Live in London 1968 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter     
41 2901 They Might Be Giants Flood Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
42 2925 Brian Eno & John Cale Wrong Way Up Art Pop, Art Rock
43 2993 The Fall Extricate Indie Rock, Post-Punk

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ali Farka Touré The River Mande Music, Songhai Music     
Royal Trux Twin Infinitives Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
Garth Brooks No Fences Contemporary Country, Country Pop
The Chills Submarine Bells Dunedin Sound, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Prince Graffiti Bridge Dance-Pop, Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Synth Funk
The Shamen En-Tact Acid House
Paul Simon The Rhythm of the Saints Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Gary Moore Still Got the Blues Blues Rock, Electric Blues
Mazzy Star She Hangs Brightly Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Bad Religion Against the Grain Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk
Stereo MC's Supernatural UK Hip Hop
Yo La Tengo Fakebook Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Los Lobos The Neighborhood Tex-Mex
Geoffrey Oryema Exile African Folk Music     
Dead Can Dance Aion Neoclassical Darkwave
Pantera Cowboys from Hell Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
The Sisters of Mercy Vision Thing Gothic Rock
The House of Love The House of Love Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Jellyfish Bellybutton Power Pop
Brand Nubian One for All Conscious Hip Hop
Soul II Soul Vol. II - 1990, A New Decade Contemporary R&B, House
The Replacements All Shook Down Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Was (Not Was) Are You OK? Pop
Pat Metheny Question and Answer Jazz
Mark Lanegan The Winding Sheet Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter     
Rosanne Cash Interiors Country Pop
James Gold Mother Baggy / Madchester, Indie Pop
The Flaming Lips In a Priest Driven Ambulance Alternative Rock, Noise Rock     
Van Morrison Enlightenment Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Dwight Yoakam If There Was a Way Bakersfield Sound
Teenage Fanclub A Catholic Education Power Pop
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine 101 Damnations Grebo, Indie Rock
Danzig Danzig II: Lucifuge Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal     
Soda Stereo Canción Animal Alternative Rock, Pop Rock     
Ween God Ween Satan - The Oneness Experimental Rock, Lo-Fi Indie