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Year of Release:
2004
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61,334
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Year of Release:
1971
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59,483
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1966
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58,314
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1998
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55,774
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1991
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55,715
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Year of Release:
1968
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55,696
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1989
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50,066
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1986
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49,397
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1979
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49,143
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1995
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46,511
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 2 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 2 0%
1950s 268 3%
1960s 686 7%
1970s 1,519 15%
1980s 1,474 15%
1990s 1,841 18%
2000s 2,058 21%
2010s 2,149 21%
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 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,011 50%
United Kingdom 2,612 26%
Canada 442 4%
Mixed Nationality 270 3%
Australia 227 2%
Germany 183 2%
Sweden 157 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,701 97%
Yes 299 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,863 99%
Yes 137 1%
Best Albums of 1985
1. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
2. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
3. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
4. Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
5. Psychocandy by The Jesus And Mary Chain
6. The Head On The Door by The Cure
7. Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
8. Tim by The Replacements
9. Low-Life by New Order
10. Misplaced Childhood by Marillion
11. Steve McQueen by Prefab Sprout
12. Rum Sodomy & The Lash by The Pogues
13. This Nation's Saving Grace by The Fall
14. New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü
15. This Is The Sea by The Waterboys
16. Fables Of The Reconstruction by R.E.M.
17. Little Creatures by Talking Heads
18. Around The World In A Day by Prince And The Revolution
19. Love by The Cult
20. First And Last And Always by The Sisters Of Mercy
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