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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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Year of Release:
1989
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49,813
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Year of Release:
1986
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49,404
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1980
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35,376
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1989
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33,847
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1989
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30,964
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1987
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25,808
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1988
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22,497
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1980
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21,426
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1982
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19,489
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1985
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19,045
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Total albums: 1,476. Page 1 of 148

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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10. Vampire Weekend
11. Bon Iver
12. Death Grips
13. Car Seat Headrest
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Arctic Monkeys
17. The Black Keys
18. Swans
19. Mark Kozelek
20. Fleet Foxes
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