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1996
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2013
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9996.
The Mission 
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1986
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1982
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1976
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 272 3%
1960s 693 7%
1970s 1,546 15%
1980s 1,479 15%
1990s 1,815 18%
2000s 1,939 19%
2010s 2,136 21%
2020s 94 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 33 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,028 50%
United Kingdom 2,607 26%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 316 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 176 2%
Sweden 153 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,695 97%
Yes 305 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,773 98%
Yes 227 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,911 99%
Yes 89 1%
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