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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 43,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
2005
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14,475
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2016
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14,383
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Year of Release:
1972
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14,260
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2008
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14,249
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1976
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14,098
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1993
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13,979
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2010
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13,954
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1990
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13,945
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2002
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13,783
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2000
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13,704
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 13 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 16 0%
1950s 265 3%
1960s 695 7%
1970s 1,522 15%
1980s 1,472 15%
1990s 1,825 18%
2000s 2,012 20%
2010s 2,176 22%
2020s 16 0%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 28 0%
Miles Davis 25 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,026 50%
United Kingdom 2,610 26%
Canada 452 5%
Mixed Nationality 269 3%
Australia 230 2%
Germany 181 2%
Sweden 158 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,696 97%
Yes 304 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,792 98%
Yes 208 2%
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4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
8. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
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11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
13. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
14. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
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16. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
17. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
18. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
19. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
20. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
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