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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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57,939
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2004
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57,120
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Year of Release:
1966
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56,946
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1968
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53,691
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1998
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52,986
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Year of Release:
1991
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52,975
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1989
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48,592
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1979
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48,326
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1986
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47,826
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1995
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43,641
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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 698 7%
1970s 1,530 15%
1980s 1,486 15%
1990s 1,813 18%
2000s 1,956 20%
2010s 2,143 21%
2020s 77 1%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 5,049 50%
United Kingdom 2,585 26%
Canada 451 5%
Mixed Nationality 307 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 176 2%
Sweden 152 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,697 97%
Yes 303 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,774 98%
Yes 226 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. The Stone Roses
9. R.E.M.
10. Kate Bush
11. Sonic Youth
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Michael Jackson
14. Tom Waits
15. Joy Division
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Iron Maiden
18. New Order
19. Rush
20. Talk Talk
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