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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 46,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
1971
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57,937
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2004
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57,073
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Year of Release:
1966
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56,801
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1968
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53,806
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1998
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53,049
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1991
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52,881
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1989
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48,604
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1979
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48,260
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1986
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47,775
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1995
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43,560
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 2 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 271 3%
1960s 696 7%
1970s 1,535 15%
1980s 1,486 15%
1990s 1,816 18%
2000s 1,952 20%
2010s 2,140 21%
2020s 78 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Miles Davis 26 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,043 50%
United Kingdom 2,593 26%
Canada 448 4%
Mixed Nationality 307 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 177 2%
Sweden 152 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,697 97%
Yes 303 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,773 98%
Yes 227 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
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2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
3. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
4. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
5. Lonerism by Tame Impala
6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
8. Blonde by Frank Ocean
9. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
10. High Violet by The National
11. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
12. Teen Dream by Beach House
13. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
14. Currents by Tame Impala
15. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
16. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
17. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
18. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
19. AM by Arctic Monkeys
20. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
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