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1978
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2016
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1969
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1975
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 27 0%
1950s 285 3%
1960s 718 7%
1970s 1,510 15%
1980s 1,466 15%
1990s 1,727 17%
2000s 1,837 18%
2010s 2,087 21%
2020s 342 3%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 25 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,025 50%
United Kingdom 2,640 26%
Canada 450 5%
Mixed Nationality 290 3%
Australia 220 2%
Germany 167 2%
Sweden 144 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,716 97%
Yes 285 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,730 97%
Yes 271 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,890 99%
Yes 111 1%
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