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Year of Release:
1969
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66,342
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Year of Release:
1966
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57,751
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Year of Release:
1967
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52,040
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Year of Release:
1968
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43,896
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Year of Release:
1965
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31,002
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Year of Release:
1967
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16,307
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Year of Release:
1970
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7,814
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Year of Release:
1965
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7,467
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Year of Release:
1964
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7,392
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Year of Release:
1963
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4,030
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 24 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 735 7%
1970s 1,468 15%
1980s 1,457 15%
1990s 1,691 17%
2000s 1,811 18%
2010s 2,061 21%
2020s 464 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 39 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,010 50%
United Kingdom 2,651 27%
Canada 446 4%
Mixed Nationality 301 3%
Australia 228 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 141 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,725 97%
Yes 280 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,723 97%
Yes 282 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,891 99%
Yes 114 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
9. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
10. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
12. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
13. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
14. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
15. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
16. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
17. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
18. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
19. Greatest Albums Of All Time by Hartbeat! (1996)
20. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (UK) (1985)
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