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RankAlbumArtist
2926.

Dust Bowl BalladsUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1940Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1940:1Rank Score:651
Rank in 1940s1Overall Rank:2,926
Average Rating:  78/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5240.

FantasiaMixed Nationality Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra
Year of Release:1942Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1942:1Rank Score:315
Rank in 1940s2Overall Rank:5,240
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7002.

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:7,002
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7126.

Chansons Des Cafés De ParisFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1948Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1948:1Rank Score:213
Rank in 1940s4Overall Rank:7,126
Average Rating:  72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9178.

Souvenir AlbumUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1947Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1947:1Rank Score:152
Rank in 1940s5Overall Rank:9,178
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9704.

Merry ChristmasUnited States Bing Crosby
Year of Release:1945Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1945:1Rank Score:141
Rank in 1940s6Overall Rank:9,704
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 209 2%
1960s 638 6%
1970s 1519 15%
1980s 1490 15%
1990s 1978 20%
2000s 2414 24%
2010s 1745 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5062 51%
United Kingdom 2659 27%
Canada 459 5%
Australia 232 2%
Mixed Nationality 210 2%
Germany 172 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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