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1971
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118
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1997
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2003
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1968
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1957
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1958
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2014
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1973
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1985
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1999
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 735 7%
1970s 1,469 15%
1980s 1,466 15%
1990s 1,692 17%
2000s 1,810 18%
2010s 2,061 21%
2020s 467 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 39 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 28 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,012 50%
United Kingdom 2,656 27%
Canada 445 4%
Mixed Nationality 302 3%
Australia 228 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 140 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,738 97%
Yes 281 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,738 97%
Yes 281 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,907 99%
Yes 112 1%
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