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Year of Release:
1994
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9,794
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Year of Release:
1999
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5,585
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Year of Release:
1968
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5,464
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Year of Release:
1979
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4,636
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402.
Stop Making Sense 
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Year of Release:
1984
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4,404
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Year of Release:
1971
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4,109
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Year of Release:
1963
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2,578
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Year of Release:
1970
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2,575
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Year of Release:
1975
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2,037
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Year of Release:
1970
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1,853
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Total albums: 281. Page 1 of 29

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 734 7%
1970s 1,473 15%
1980s 1,457 15%
1990s 1,685 17%
2000s 1,799 18%
2010s 2,046 20%
2020s 487 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 25 0%
Various Artists 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 4,993 50%
United Kingdom 2,664 27%
Canada 446 4%
Mixed Nationality 303 3%
Australia 223 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 142 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,718 97%
Yes 282 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,719 97%
Yes 281 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,887 99%
Yes 113 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. Neil Young
13. The Smiths
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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