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Year of Release:
1987
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1,200
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Year of Release:
1995
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1,199
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1995
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1,198
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Year of Release:
2005
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1,198
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1998
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1,197
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2007
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1,197
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1999
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1,195
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Year of Release:
1968
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1,194
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2012
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1,194
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Year of Release:
1994
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1,194
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 145 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 296 3%
1960s 741 7%
1970s 1,470 15%
1980s 1,459 15%
1990s 1,684 17%
2000s 1,791 18%
2010s 2,062 21%
2020s 471 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 5,003 50%
United Kingdom 2,657 27%
Canada 446 4%
Mixed Nationality 304 3%
Australia 226 2%
Germany 168 2%
Sweden 139 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,720 97%
Yes 281 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,721 97%
Yes 280 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,886 99%
Yes 115 1%
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