Top Albums of 1990





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
129
Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
2
355
Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches Baggy / Madchester
3
373
Depeche Mode Violator Synthpop
4
413
Sonic Youth Goo Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
5
465
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual Alternative Rock
6
483
Sinéad O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
7
531
The La's The La's Jangle Pop
8
553
Pet Shop Boys Behaviour Synthpop
9
619
Fugazi Repeater Post-Hardcore
10
679
Pixies Bossanova Indie Rock
11
725
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory Hard Rock
12
836
Ride Nowhere Shoegaze
13
899
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm Jazz Rap
14
1021
The KLF Chill Out Ambient
15
1062
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas Dream Pop
16
1185
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Good Son Gothic Rock, Singer/Songwriter
17
1197
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out Hip Hop
18
1359
Ice Cube AmeriKKKas Most Wanted Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop
19
1427
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali
20
1442
Lou Reed and John Cale Songs for Drella Art Rock
21
1556
John Zorn Naked City Avant-Garde Jazz
22
1597
The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
23
1605
The Breeders Pod Indie Rock
24
1639
Deee-Lite World Clique Dance-Pop, House
25
1767
Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
26
1864
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock
27
1989
World Party Goodbye Jumbo Pop Rock
28
2072
Megadeth Rust in Peace Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
29
2206
Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal, Hard Rock
30
2207
George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Pop
31
2308
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal
32
2378
Angelo Badalamenti Soundtrack from Twin Peaks Ambient Pop, Dark Jazz, Television Music
33
2643
Judas Priest Painkiller Heavy Metal
34
2667
Codeine Frigid Stars LP Slowcore
35
2694
Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining Alternative Rock
36
2725
Tim Buckley Dream Letter: Live in London 1968 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
37
2865
Uncle Tupelo No Depression Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock
38
2964
Digital Underground Sex Packets Pop Rap
39
2990
Ali Farka Touré The River Mande Music, Songhai Music

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