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Year of Release:
1971
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57,894
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2004
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57,076
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Year of Release:
1966
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56,965
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1968
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53,885
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1998
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53,122
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1991
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52,861
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1989
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48,523
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1979
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48,260
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1986
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47,746
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1995
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43,499
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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 696 7%
1970s 1,538 15%
1980s 1,487 15%
1990s 1,814 18%
2000s 1,953 20%
2010s 2,137 21%
2020s 78 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,041 50%
United Kingdom 2,595 26%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 309 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 177 2%
Sweden 151 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,698 97%
Yes 302 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,772 98%
Yes 228 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
6. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
7. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
10. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
11. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
15. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
17. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
18. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
19. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
20. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
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