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Year of Release:
1971
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52,695
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1966
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52,107
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2004
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50,605
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1968
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50,037
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1991
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47,646
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1998
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47,471
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1979
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43,988
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1986
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43,872
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1989
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43,866
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2015
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40,344
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 2 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 26 0%
1950s 284 3%
1960s 707 7%
1970s 1,541 15%
1980s 1,482 15%
1990s 1,779 18%
2000s 1,903 19%
2010s 2,071 21%
2020s 206 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,054 51%
United Kingdom 2,619 26%
Canada 456 5%
Mixed Nationality 311 3%
Australia 217 2%
Germany 170 2%
Sweden 143 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,706 97%
Yes 294 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,753 98%
Yes 247 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,884 99%
Yes 116 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Doolittle by Pixies
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. Disintegration by The Cure
5. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
9. Closer by Joy Division
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
19. Moving Pictures by Rush
20. Murmur by R.E.M.
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