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161
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Total albums: 24. Page 1 of 3

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 24 0%
1950s 270 3%
1960s 701 7%
1970s 1,522 15%
1980s 1,472 15%
1990s 1,814 18%
2000s 1,967 20%
2010s 2,155 22%
2020s 74 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 36 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 30 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,048 50%
United Kingdom 2,586 26%
Canada 455 5%
Mixed Nationality 290 3%
Australia 227 2%
Germany 177 2%
Sweden 154 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,699 97%
Yes 301 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,788 98%
Yes 212 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,914 99%
Yes 86 1%
Best Artists of 1976
1. Stevie Wonder
2. David Bowie
3. Ramones
4. Eagles
5. Boston
6. Rush
7. Bob Dylan
8. The Modern Lovers
9. Genesis
10. Electric Light Orchestra
11. Joni Mitchell
12. Thin Lizzy
13. Rainbow
14. Aerosmith
15. Queen
16. Jean Michel Jarre
17. Kiss
18. Jorge Ben
19. Steely Dan
20. Camel
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