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1973
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2021
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1963
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 22 0%
1950s 278 3%
1960s 706 7%
1970s 1,557 16%
1980s 1,471 15%
1990s 1,793 18%
2000s 1,905 19%
2010s 2,098 21%
2020s 169 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 25 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,037 50%
United Kingdom 2,617 26%
Canada 450 5%
Mixed Nationality 327 3%
Australia 214 2%
Germany 179 2%
Sweden 148 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,698 97%
Yes 302 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,763 98%
Yes 237 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,897 99%
Yes 103 1%
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