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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 42,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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1973
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98,132
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1975
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64,759
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1972
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63,541
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1971
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59,566
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1979
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49,327
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1979
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40,803
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1977
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37,664
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1979
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33,459
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1971
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31,616
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1977
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31,044
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Total albums: 1,524. Page 1 of 153

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 272 3%
1960s 683 7%
1970s 1,524 15%
1980s 1,476 15%
1990s 1,846 18%
2000s 2,037 20%
2010s 2,150 22%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,004 50%
United Kingdom 2,604 26%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 274 3%
Australia 228 2%
Germany 183 2%
Sweden 158 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,707 97%
Yes 293 3%
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