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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 45,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
1972
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59,977
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1971
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25,864
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1977
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22,651
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1976
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14,033
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2016
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13,128
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1977
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7,704
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1973
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6,258
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1980
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5,769
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1974
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3,393
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1983
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2,615
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Total albums: 32. Page 1 of 4

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 23 0%
1950s 278 3%
1960s 706 7%
1970s 1,559 16%
1980s 1,471 15%
1990s 1,793 18%
2000s 1,904 19%
2010s 2,097 21%
2020s 168 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 25 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,038 50%
United Kingdom 2,616 26%
Canada 451 5%
Mixed Nationality 327 3%
Australia 211 2%
Germany 179 2%
Sweden 146 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,701 97%
Yes 299 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,764 98%
Yes 236 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,901 99%
Yes 99 1%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Lana Del Rey
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Swans
19. Fleet Foxes
20. Mark Kozelek
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