Overall Chart

Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 49,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 290 3%
1960s 713 7%
1970s 1,511 15%
1980s 1,468 15%
1990s 1,732 17%
2000s 1,859 19%
2010s 2,073 21%
2020s 329 3%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Miles Davis 26 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,037 50%
United Kingdom 2,645 26%
Canada 448 4%
Mixed Nationality 292 3%
Australia 221 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 142 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,704 97%
Yes 297 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,735 97%
Yes 266 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,889 99%
Yes 112 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
9. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
13. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
14. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
15. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
16. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
17. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
18. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
19. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
20. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone Deutschland (1997)
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