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1981
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892
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1993
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1990
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1990
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1987
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891
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1985
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891
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1987
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889
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1953
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887
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2017
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886
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1994
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886
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 190 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 29 0%
1950s 287 3%
1960s 713 7%
1970s 1,536 15%
1980s 1,477 15%
1990s 1,762 18%
2000s 1,897 19%
2010s 2,069 21%
2020s 229 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,048 50%
United Kingdom 2,634 26%
Canada 455 5%
Mixed Nationality 301 3%
Australia 223 2%
Germany 169 2%
Sweden 143 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,704 97%
Yes 296 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,747 97%
Yes 253 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,885 99%
Yes 115 1%
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