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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 41,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
1973
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98,185
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1975
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64,628
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1972
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63,209
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1971
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59,509
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1979
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49,173
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1979
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40,561
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1977
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37,255
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1979
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33,378
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1971
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31,526
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1977
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31,024
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Total albums: 1,519. Page 1 of 152

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 2 0%
1950s 268 3%
1960s 686 7%
1970s 1,519 15%
1980s 1,474 15%
1990s 1,841 18%
2000s 2,058 21%
2010s 2,149 21%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 28 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,011 50%
United Kingdom 2,612 26%
Canada 442 4%
Mixed Nationality 270 3%
Australia 227 2%
Germany 183 2%
Sweden 157 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,701 97%
Yes 299 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,863 99%
Yes 137 1%
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