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Year of Release:
1997
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97,180
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1973
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89,594
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1969
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78,039
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1966
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70,479
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2000
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65,823
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1967
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65,037
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2007
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62,579
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1975
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61,412
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1972
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60,810
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1967
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57,607
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 24 0%
1950s 272 3%
1960s 699 7%
1970s 1,537 15%
1980s 1,474 15%
1990s 1,818 18%
2000s 1,939 19%
2010s 2,131 21%
2020s 105 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 36 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 33 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 25 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,014 50%
United Kingdom 2,604 26%
Canada 446 4%
Mixed Nationality 336 3%
Australia 216 2%
Germany 175 2%
Sweden 153 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,688 97%
Yes 312 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,773 98%
Yes 227 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,909 99%
Yes 91 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
4. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
5. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
6. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
7. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
8. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
9. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
10. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
11. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
15. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
16. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
17. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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