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RankAlbumArtist
2879.

Dust Bowl BalladsUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1940Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1940:1Rank Score:656
Rank in 1940s1Overall Rank:2,879
Average Rating:  79/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5158.

FantasiaUnited States Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra
Year of Release:1942Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1942:1Rank Score:315
Rank in 1940s2Overall Rank:5,158
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6894.

Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On TenorUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1943Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1943:1Rank Score:218
Rank in 1940s3Overall Rank:6,894
Average Rating:  74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7006.

Chansons Des Cafés De ParisFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1948Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1948:1Rank Score:213
Rank in 1940s4Overall Rank:7,006
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9009.

Souvenir AlbumUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1947Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1947:1Rank Score:152
Rank in 1940s5Overall Rank:9,009
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9321.

Merry ChristmasUnited States Bing Crosby
Year of Release:1945Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1945:1Rank Score:145
Rank in 1940s6Overall Rank:9,321
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 209 2%
1960s 640 6%
1970s 1515 15%
1980s 1508 15%
1990s 2000 20%
2000s 2431 24%
2010s 1690 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 26 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5087 51%
United Kingdom 2647 26%
Canada 468 5%
Australia 235 2%
Mixed Nationality 189 2%
Germany 168 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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