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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 41,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
1997
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7,288
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Year of Release:
1973
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7,279
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Year of Release:
1986
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7,245
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Year of Release:
1977
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7,231
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Year of Release:
2003
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7,209
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Year of Release:
1973
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7,199
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Year of Release:
1985
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7,156
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1995
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7,149
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1984
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7,131
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2009
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7,116
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 28 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 2 0%
1950s 268 3%
1960s 686 7%
1970s 1,518 15%
1980s 1,475 15%
1990s 1,840 18%
2000s 2,059 21%
2010s 2,149 21%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,012 50%
United Kingdom 2,611 26%
Canada 442 4%
Mixed Nationality 270 3%
Australia 228 2%
Germany 183 2%
Sweden 157 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,703 97%
Yes 297 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,856 99%
Yes 144 1%
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