Overall Chart

Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 53,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
1966
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45,099
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Year of Release:
1971
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44,479
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Year of Release:
1968
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43,353
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Year of Release:
1991
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42,062
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2004
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41,907
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Year of Release:
1998
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39,615
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Year of Release:
1986
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39,215
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Year of Release:
1989
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37,517
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Year of Release:
2015
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37,320
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Year of Release:
1979
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36,291
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 2 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 296 3%
1960s 741 7%
1970s 1,467 15%
1980s 1,458 15%
1990s 1,689 17%
2000s 1,793 18%
2010s 2,057 21%
2020s 473 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 25 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,004 50%
United Kingdom 2,658 27%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 304 3%
Australia 227 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 139 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,722 97%
Yes 280 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,724 97%
Yes 278 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,887 99%
Yes 115 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. Neil Young
13. The Smiths
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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