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Year of Release:
1971
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53,563
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1966
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52,494
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2004
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51,653
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1968
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50,313
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1991
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48,238
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1998
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48,117
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1989
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44,700
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1986
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44,468
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1979
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44,439
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2015
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40,584
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 2 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 23 0%
1950s 282 3%
1960s 703 7%
1970s 1,544 15%
1980s 1,478 15%
1990s 1,780 18%
2000s 1,906 19%
2010s 2,083 21%
2020s 200 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 34 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,033 50%
United Kingdom 2,622 26%
Canada 459 5%
Mixed Nationality 319 3%
Australia 220 2%
Germany 174 2%
Sweden 145 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,705 97%
Yes 295 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,752 98%
Yes 248 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,883 99%
Yes 117 1%
Best Albums of 1962
1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music by Ray Charles
2. Waltz For Debby by Bill Evans Trio
3. Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
4. Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
6. Go by Dexter Gordon
7. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
8. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles by Françoise Hardy
9. The Bridge by Sonny Rollins
10. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
11. Coltrane "Live" At The Village Vanguard by John Coltrane
12. Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
13. Crying by Roy Orbison
14. Peter, Paul And Mary by Peter, Paul And Mary
15. Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus
16. Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
17. Mosaic by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
18. Coltrane by John Coltrane Quartet
19. Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
20. Sentimentally Yours by Patsy Cline
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