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RankAlbumArtist
261.

Ready To DieUnited States The Notorious B.I.G.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 1994:12Rank Score:10,975
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  81/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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262.

The Number Of The BeastUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1982Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1982:2Rank Score:10,970
Rank in 1980s33Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  80/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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263.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:532 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,931
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  78/100 (800 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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264.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:10,914
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  80/100 (666 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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265.

BostonUnited States Boston
Year of Release:1976Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 1976:5Rank Score:10,767
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  77/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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266.

"Heroes"United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1977:8Rank Score:10,754
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,164 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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267.

Sea ChangeUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2002Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 2002:6Rank Score:10,612
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  80/100 (814 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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268.

TapestryUnited States Carole King
Year of Release:1971Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 1971:11Rank Score:10,511
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  81/100 (718 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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269.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1971Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 1971:12Rank Score:10,501
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  84/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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270.

ExodusJamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1977Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 1977:9Rank Score:10,491
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  82/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Overall chart

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 4 0%
1950s 214 2%
1960s 648 6%
1970s 1,537 15%
1980s 1,504 15%
1990s 1,959 20%
2000s 2,370 24%
2010s 1,764 18%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Pink Floyd 22 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 4,977 50%
United Kingdom 2,663 27%
Canada 459 5%
Mixed Nationality 262 3%
Australia 229 2%
Germany 169 2%
Sweden 159 2%
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1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
4. The Joshua Tree by U2
5. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
6. Disintegration by The Cure
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
12. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
13. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
14. Back In Black by AC/DC
15. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
16. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
17. Graceland by Paul Simon
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Moving Pictures by Rush
20. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk


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