Overall Chart

Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 52,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
2002
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11,633
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Year of Release:
2005
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11,522
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2008
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11,489
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Year of Release:
2010
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11,417
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Year of Release:
1972
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11,356
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Year of Release:
1980
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11,319
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1988
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11,271
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2009
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11,100
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Year of Release:
1991
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11,089
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2001
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10,848
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 14 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 736 7%
1970s 1,467 15%
1980s 1,458 15%
1990s 1,689 17%
2000s 1,809 18%
2010s 2,061 21%
2020s 465 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 39 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,007 50%
United Kingdom 2,656 27%
Canada 446 4%
Mixed Nationality 300 3%
Australia 229 2%
Germany 167 2%
Sweden 140 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,731 97%
Yes 278 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,727 97%
Yes 282 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,897 99%
Yes 112 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Kendrick Lamar
11. Nirvana
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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