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Year of Release:
2004
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61,426
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Year of Release:
1971
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59,254
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1966
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58,299
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1968
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55,896
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1998
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55,860
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Year of Release:
1991
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55,672
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1989
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50,262
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1986
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49,428
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1979
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49,219
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1995
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46,578
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 2 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 2 0%
1950s 268 3%
1960s 685 7%
1970s 1,519 15%
1980s 1,474 15%
1990s 1,841 18%
2000s 2,061 21%
2010s 2,147 21%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 28 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,011 50%
United Kingdom 2,610 26%
Canada 442 4%
Mixed Nationality 270 3%
Australia 227 2%
Germany 182 2%
Sweden 158 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,702 97%
Yes 298 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,875 99%
Yes 125 1%
Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
9. Making Movies by Dire Straits
10. Pretenders by Pretenders
11. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
12. Permanent Waves by Rush
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
15. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
16. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
20. Dirty Mind by Prince
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