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Year of Release:
1968
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10,338
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Year of Release:
1970
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10,335
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1981
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10,315
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2004
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10,215
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Year of Release:
1967
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10,213
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Year of Release:
2007
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10,187
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2012
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10,146
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Year of Release:
1968
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10,020
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Year of Release:
1990
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9,970
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1994
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9,945
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 16 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 24 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 734 7%
1970s 1,466 15%
1980s 1,457 15%
1990s 1,691 17%
2000s 1,812 18%
2010s 2,058 21%
2020s 482 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 39 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,020 50%
United Kingdom 2,653 27%
Canada 445 4%
Mixed Nationality 302 3%
Australia 228 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 140 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,737 97%
Yes 283 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,737 97%
Yes 283 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,906 99%
Yes 114 1%
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