Top Albums of 1990





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
130
Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
2
377
Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches Baggy / Madchester
3
390
Depeche Mode Violator Synthpop
4
434
Sinéad O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
5
436
Sonic Youth Goo Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
6
493
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual Alternative Rock
7
556
Pet Shop Boys Behaviour Synthpop
8
576
The La's The La's Jangle Pop
9
652
Fugazi Repeater Post-Hardcore
10
752
Pixies Bossanova Indie Rock
11
765
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory Hard Rock
12
918
Ride Nowhere Shoegaze
13
957
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm Jazz Rap
14
988
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas Dream Pop
15
1017
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out Hip Hop
16
1099
The KLF Chill Out Ambient
17
1205
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Good Son Gothic Rock, Singer/Songwriter
18
1209
Ice Cube AmeriKKKas Most Wanted Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop
19
1392
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Mustt Mustt Qawwali
20
1442
Lou Reed and John Cale Songs for Drella Art Rock
21
1590
Deee-Lite World Clique Dance-Pop, House
22
1621
The Breeders Pod Indie Rock
23
1627
John Zorn Naked City Avant-Garde Jazz
24
1749
The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
25
1912
Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
26
2040
World Party Goodbye Jumbo Pop Rock
27
2074
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock
28
2165
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal
29
2199
Megadeth Rust in Peace Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
30
2292
George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 Pop
31
2370
Living Colour Time's Up Funk Metal, Hard Rock
32
2494
Angelo Badalamenti Soundtrack from Twin Peaks Ambient Pop, Dark Jazz, Television Music
33
2665
Uncle Tupelo No Depression Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock
34
2674
Tim Buckley Dream Letter: Live in London 1968 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
35
2693
Codeine Frigid Stars LP Slowcore
36
2703
Garth Brooks No Fences Contemporary Country, Country Pop
37
2715
Judas Priest Painkiller Heavy Metal
38
2722
Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining Alternative Rock
39
2792
Ali Farka Touré The River Mande Music, Songhai Music
40
2810
Digital Underground Sex Packets Pop Rap
41
2936
Paul Simon The Rhythm of the Saints Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
They Might Be Giants Flood Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
Brian Eno & John Cale Wrong Way Up Art Pop, Art Rock
Geoffrey Oryema Exile African Folk Music
Royal Trux Twin Infinitives Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
The Charlatans Some Friendly Baggy / Madchester, Indie Pop
The Fall Extricate Indie Rock, Post-Punk
The Chills Submarine Bells Dunedin Sound, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Gary Moore Still Got the Blues Blues Rock, Electric Blues
Brand Nubian One for All Conscious Hip Hop
Pantera Cowboys from Hell Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
Bad Religion Against the Grain Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk
The Shamen En-Tact Acid House
Pat Metheny Question and Answer Jazz
Stereo MC's Supernatural UK Hip Hop
Yo La Tengo Fakebook Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Los Lobos The Neighborhood Tex-Mex
Prince Graffiti Bridge Dance-Pop, Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Synth Funk
Jellyfish Bellybutton Power Pop
Mazzy Star She Hangs Brightly Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Dead Can Dance Aion Neoclassical Darkwave
The Replacements All Shook Down Alternative Rock, Power Pop
The Sisters of Mercy Vision Thing Gothic Rock
Rosanne Cash Interiors Country Pop
Was (Not Was) Are You OK? Pop
The House of Love The House of Love (II) Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Dwight Yoakam If There Was a Way Bakersfield Sound
Mark Lanegan The Winding Sheet Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Soul II Soul Vol. II - 1990, A New Decade Contemporary R&B, House
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 / Slacker Rock